How to make Thai Style Basa -

Basa fish cooked in Thai style.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Basa fillets, Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Thai Style Basa

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Thai food is an original and rich amalgam of aromas, subtle blends of herbs and spices and contrasting textures and tastes. It contains flavours and techniques that are familiar from Chinese, Indian and Japanese cooking, but they have been so skilfully combined and refined that the resulting dishes have a new and exciting character.
Whether searing hot or subtly mild, the guiding principle in Thai cooking is harmony. Fundamentally an aromatic marriage of centuries – old Eastern and Western influences, the chief characteristics being who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion and where it is cooked. In short Thai dishes can be extremely personal to the cook, how they are refined for particular tastes, how they befit a special function or festival and where they originate. The cuisine has its roots in a waterborne lifestyle, with aquatic animals, plants and herbs as major ingredients.
Thai cuisine is inextricably interwoven with culture, a mystical mix of fragrant flavours and intriguing history:  given the country’s historical Indian roots - Hindu Buddhism was bought here centuries ago, so many Thai curries are redolent with chillies, garlic, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and onions.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Thai Style Basa Recipe

  • Basa fillets cut into 1 inch cubes 2

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Kaffir lime leaves a few

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger chopped 2 inches

  • Red curry paste 2 teaspoons

  • Thin coconut milk 1 cup

  • fried basil leaves a few

Method

Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick pan. Sprinkle salt and 1 tsp lemon juice over the basa pieces and rub them in well.

Step 2

Crush kaffir lime leaves lightly and keep one leaf one on each basa piece. Put the pieces in the pan and cook. Heat remaining oil in another non stick pan, add onion and ginger and saute.

Step 3

Turn the basa pieces over and cook the other side too. Saute the onion-ginger for 1 minute. Add red curry paste and mix. Add coconut milk and mix well and cook till the sauce thickens. Add remaining lemon juice and mix. Adjust salt.

Step 4

For each serving arrange 3 basa pieces one over the other with a lime leaf between each on serving plate. Pour the sauce all around them. Garnish with deep fried basil leaves and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.