How to make Pan Roasted Sambar Flavored Basa With Onions -

Basa marinated with sambar powder and cooked with shallots.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Sambar Powder, Basa

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

Pan Roasted Sambar Flavored Basa With Onions

Pan Roasted Sambar Flavored Basa With Onions 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 : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pan Roasted Sambar Flavored Basa With Onions Recipe

  • Sambar Powder 2 tablespoons

  • Basa cut into 1 inch cubes 400 grams

  • Shallots sliced 20-25

  • Sugar a pinch

  • Crushed red chillies 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Button red chillies (bor mirchi) 8-10

  • Curry leaves 10-15

  • Asafoetida a pinch


Step 1

Combine the sambar masala, sugar, crushed red chillies and salt in a bowl. Add the fish cubes and mix well and set aside for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat oil in non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, button chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and shallots.

Step 3

Sauté for two to three minutes or till the shallots are soft.

Step 4

Add the marinated fish and mix gently. Cook on medium heat for seven to eight minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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