Baked Amritsari Fish

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Baked Amritsari Fish

By IFB | March 24, 2022

Program: Bake

Pre heat temp: 180°C

Pre heat time: 15 mins

Cook temp: 180°C

Cook time: 25 mins




  • 6 slices king fish or 6 cubes of basa fillet




  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • ½ tsp crushed ajwain seeds
  • ½ tsp chopped rosemary
  • ½ tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tsp mustard oil
  • 4 tbsp besan (gram flour)
  • Salt to taste
  • Rosemary leaves, for garnishing




  1. Wash the fish, drain excess water and place aside. Dry roast the besan till its light brown (this can be done in the microwave oven at 100% micro power level for 8 mins stirring after every min).
  2. Mix the ginger-garlic paste, salt, roasted besan, turmeric, rosemary, chili powder, chili flakes, white pepper, lemon juice, crushed ajwain seeds and mustard oil.
  3. Apply this to the fish and let this rest for 20 mins.
  4. Select the program & pre-heat the oven at 180°C for 15 mins.
  5. Mean while, place a butter paper on the baking tray and grease it with some mustard oil. Now arrange the marinated fish with approximately 2 cm gap in the baking sheet.
  6. Place the baking tray on upper rack positioning. Then bake the fish in the oven at 180°C for 25 mins and then let it rest for 10 mins in the oven before serving it.
  7. Serve the baked Amritsari machi garnished with rosemary leaves and accompanied with pudina ki chutney & onion ring salad.


For Salad:

  1. 2 onions sliced (separate ring) + ½ lemon juice + ¼ tsp black pepper powder + ½ tsp coriander leaves + salt to taste.


For Pudina Chutney:


  1. Grind 100 gms mint leaves + 1 small diced onion + ½ tsp cumin seeds + ½ green chili + 1 tsp sugar + ¼ cup curd + salt to taste.


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