How to make Fried Fish in Banana Leaves -

Fish fillets coated with coriander-mint chutney, wrapped in banana leaves and shallow-fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Pomfret fillets (पापलेट के फिले), Banana leaves (केले के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Fried Fish in Banana Leaves

Fried Fish in Banana Leaves Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Fried Fish in Banana Leaves Recipe

  • Pomfret fillets 2

  • Banana leaves 1-2

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1 cup

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves 4-5

  • Raw mango peeled and roughly chopped 1/2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Oil for shallow frying


Step 1

Dry roast the cumin seeds till fragrant. Remove from heat and transfer in a grinder jar.

Step 2

Add the coconut, green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves, garlic, raw mango, salt and turmeric powder and grind to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Transfer in a bowl, add the lemon juice and mix well. Add the fish and coat well.

Step 4

Cut the banana leaves into small portions and place the fish fillet in each portion. Wrap like a parcel and tie with a kitchen string.

Step 5

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan. Place the parcels on it and shallow-fry for five minutes on each or till the fish is cooked.

Step 6

Unwrap and serve hot.

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