How to make Chilli Basil Fish -

Marinated fish cubes stir fried with chillies and fresh basil

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Boneless basa fish fillets, Fresh red chillies (ताज़ी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chilli Basil Fish

Chilli Basil Fish Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Basil Fish Recipe

  • Boneless basa fish fillets cut into 1-inch cubes 2

  • Fresh red chillies 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh basil leaves 20-25

  • Oil 5 tablespoons

  • Medium onion 2

  • Medium red capsicum 3/4

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour 2 teaspoons

  • Dried red chillies crushed 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oyster sauce 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Heat 3 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan. Cut onions into cubes, separate layers and add to the pan.

Step 2

Cut red capsicum into ½ inch pieces and add to the pan and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Place fish in a bowl, add salt, cornflour, crushed dried red chillies, ginger-garlic paste and mix well.

Step 4

Transfer onion-red capsicum into a bowl.

Step 5

Heat 2 tbsps oil in the same pan. Crush fresh red chillies.

Step 6

Put fish pieces, one by one, into the pan. Sprinkle crushed black peppercorns over them and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Add fresh red chillies minus the seeds. Add oyster sauce and basil leaves. Add onion-red capsicum mixture and mix well.

Step 8

Sprinkle a little salt and mix and cook for 1 minute.

Step 9

Transfer into a serving plate 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 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.