Spicy Baked Fish Recipe - Kerala Style | Baked Fish with Indian Spices

I don’t need to say much on this post, I will let the pictures do the work :-) Perfectly seasoned and unbelievable tasty!

Spicy Baked Fish Recipe | Kerala Style Baked Fish  Recipe
Preparation Time :30 mins
Cooking time : 30 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients :
Fish Fillets (can use any fleshy fish,I used Tilapia Fillets) : 4 

To make paste:
Shallots /Red Small Onion : 2(crushed)
Red Chilly Powder : 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper Powder (freshly crushed) : 1/2 tsp or to your tolreance level
Ginger-Garlic paste : 2 tsp
Fresh Lemon Juice or Vinegar : 1/2 tsp
Olive Oi1 : 1 tsp
Curry Leaves (crushed) : 1 tsp
Salt to taste

How to make Spicy Baked Fish - Kerala Style | Baked Fish with Indian Spices:

1. Clean and pat dry the cleaned fish using a kitchen tissue.
2. Make a paste with all the ingredients listed above "To Make Paste" by adding a little water.
3. Apply the masala paste on the fish fillets one by one.
4. Keep the marinated fish pieces for 1/2 hour to 1 hour in refrigerator.
5. Preheat oven to 400 degree F /200 degree Celsius.
6. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and spray or brush lightly with some olive oil.
7. Place the fish fillets in a single layer an inch apart on the baking tray and bake uncovered for around 15 minutes.
8. Turn the fillets carefully and bake for another 15 minutes depending on how crisp you want your fish to be. If you want a nice crispy crust, broil it during the last 2 mins.
9. Serve with lime, onion wedges and hot steamed rice or on its own and Enjoy!

  • Temperature setting and cooking time may vary depending on oven, so adjust the timing accordingly.
  • Make sure the fish fillets are not thin or else it starts falling apart and also be careful not to bake it for too long or else it will become dry 
  • If you prefer broil then make sure you keep an eye on the fish, because it can easily burn the fish.

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  1. Dear Sangeetha
    How are you ? here after a long time! Hope will be home now on and get back to main stream of blogging . ( the FB must stop). I like the recipe ...I take note you have used only Dhania and no jeera , will be great I am sure.
    Have a nice week

  2. Yummmmm... (can't say anything more!)

  3. Mouth watering dish... That too baked means you can eat with out any guilt...

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  4. Delicious and mouthwatering baked fish.

  5. yummy recipe... pic with fork is a nice click

  6. Who can resist to this baked fish, makes me drool.

  7. wonderful, i do love to bake the fish everytime

  8. Mouthwatering,.. The pics did tell the story :)

  9. Amanda8:51 PM

    I tried this recipe tonight with rice and dal fry. The fish was amazing, I will never go back to bottled masala. Thanks so much, definitely saving this recipe :)

    1. You're welcome Amanda! So glad that that it lived up to your expectations!Thank you for trying it out, and for letting me know. Hope you get to try other recipes too.


  10. Anonymous12:26 PM

    i tried this recipe ..... came out really well...thank u so much:)

    1. You're welcome! I’m happy to hear that it came out well for you. Thanks for trying and letting me know. Hope you try more recipe from here and like them too.

      Happy Cooking!

  11. Anonymous12:24 PM

    How long before shall I turn oven on

    1. Hi,
      In most ovens, there will be a button/knob or indicator for preheat option which makes a noise when the oven has reached the desired temperature. It take roughly 10-15 mins depending on temperature. If you oven doesn't have a temperature button then turn on for 10 mins or turn on the oven mid-way through the preparation. Hope this helps.



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