Healthy Basa Fish Recipes

Alpa Momaya

March 28, 2022

Basa fish can be grilled, baked, pan-fried or steamed. It blends well with Indian spices and gives a unique aromatic taste to the dish.

Basa Fish High In Protein

#1 Basa Fish Curry in Coconut Milk Recipe

A flavourful Indian curry prepared with coconut milk and basa fish, a great accompaniment to rice or rotis.
Course Side Dish


  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 Basa Fish Fillet, Cut into pieces
  • 1 Big Onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger and Garlic paste
  • 1 Big Tomato, Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk (Thick)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 springs Curry leaves
  • To taste Salt


  • Heat 1 Tsp oil in a pan and add the chopped onions.
  • Saute till translucent and add the ginger – garlic paste followed by the chopped tomato.
  • Saute till the tomato turns soft
  • Cool and grind into smooth paste by adding little water.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add curry leaves followed by the ground paste.
  • Fry it for a couple of minutes and add turmeric powder followed by chili and coriander powder.
  • Saute till the raw smell goes off and add half a cup of water along with the required amount of salt.
  • Cook it for 5 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Add coconut milk along with water, if needed, and fish pieces
  • Lower the flame and cook till the fish gets cooked about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garam masala.
  • Simmer for a minute and serve hot.
Keyword cocunut milk, fish
Benefits Of Basa Fish

#2 Pan Fried Basa Fillets Recipe

A quick and easy recipe using Basa fish
Course Main Course


  • 350 g Baby potatoes, quartered
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 Lime zest and juice
  • 1 Chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3-4 tbsp roughly chopped coriander
  • 11/2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Plain flour
  • 2 Skinless and boneless Basa fillets


  • In a medium pan of salted, boiling water, cook the potatoes for 12 minutes, or until tender.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, make the salsa: In a bowl, combine the extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar, lime zest, and half lime juice.
  • Add chili, half garlic, and coriander. Season and add extra lime juice as per your taste.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Season the flour and use it to coat the Basa fillets
  • Transfer the coated fillets to the pan.
  • Fry for 30 seconds over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-high.
  • Fry for two more minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through.
  • Drain the potatoes. Return to the pan, along with the remaining olive oil and garlic.
  • Lightly crush with a potato masher or a fork, and then divide between 2 plates.
  • Top with the fish and drizzle over the chili and coriander salsa.
Keyword basa filets, fish

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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