How to make Fish Fry in Banana Leaf -

Fish darnes smeared with a spicy mixture, wrapped in banana leaves and pan fried

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Medium pomfrets, Banana leaves (केले के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Fish Fry in Banana Leaf

Fish Fry in Banana Leaf Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Fish Fry in Banana Leaf Recipe

  • Medium pomfrets cut into thick darnes 2

  • Banana leaves slightly toasted a few

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon 1/2

  • Oil 3 tablespo to shallow fry

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 12-15

  • Garlic chopped 10-12 cloves

  • Medium onion chopped 1

  • Tata Sampann Tomato Chutney 200 grams

  • Charcoal burning 1-2 pieces

  • Lemon slices to garnish

  • Micro greens to garnish


Step 1

Place fish darnes on a plate, add turmeric powder, salt, and squeeze the juice of ½ lemon and rub them in well. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Heat 1½ tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add curry leaves, mix and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 3

Add garlic, mix and sauté for 30 seconds. Add onion, mix well and sauté till translucent.

Step 4

Add Tata Sampann Tomato Chutney, mix well, cook for 1-2 minutes and take the pan off the heat.

Step 5

Spread some this mixture on each piece of banana leaf, place one darn of fish and spread a little more of the mixture on top. Bring the sides of the banana leaf to the centre and wrap it like a parcel. Secure them with toothpicks.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in another non-stick pan, place a few parcels at a time, on it and shallow-fry for 2-3 minutes, flip and place a piece of hot charcoal, cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Discard the charcoal and cook for 2-3 minutes. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 8

Unwrap the parcels on the serving plate, garnish with lemon slices and micro greens and serve hot.

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