Spicy Baked Tilapia With Sauteed Onions and Green Chutney



Nirmal ..my Fish Tandoori  addict ..this one is for you :)....

Blogging has given me quite a lot of friends  I have never met yet and meeting some of them are really impossible since we stay in very different continents. Nirmal is one of the first friends I got through Vazhayila , the first vazhayila "fan" as she says, to write me an email like more than a year and a half  ago. I am such a bad one in replying to emails and normally take 2 weeks to write back , mostly because i  forget or sometimes cos i would be busy. Ah , many of you know that !!!!

Nirmal had asked me for a side to go with my Tandoori Tilapia some time back and I send her the recipe for the sides i usually make . She loved it and she made it a routine party flavor . She has been asking me to post this recipe for some time , and i never got a chance . Remember i told you the lazy me  has  been making a lot of baked chicken and grilled fish in this post . SO in that batch  i took the time to click this yummy fish and our favorite sides. 



Unlike my Tandoori Fish , I have not added yogurt in this recipe , but Worcestershire sauce to get that blackened look.
So in a little more than 30 minutes you will be out of the kitchen with an excellent dinner with strong flavors ..Here goes the recipe for my favorite Nirmal's favorite 
Baked or Grilled Tilapia  with Sauteed Onions and Green chutney .

Ingredients:_
Tilapia - 4 nos
To make paste
Red chilli powder - 1 tea spoon
Coriander powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tea spoon
Onion Powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Worcestershire Sauce - 1 tea spoon ( or use Soy sauce)
Lemon juice - 1 tea spoon
Crushed Black Pepper - a large pinch
Salt to taste

( As I said you can either bake it or grill it , i usually grill in my indoor George Foreman grill.)

Make a paste with all the ingredients by adding a little water. Brush both sides of the fish with the paste and keep aside for an hour .If you want to keep for more than an hour refrigerate it. You will have some paste remaining but keep it. make it thin by adding little water or oil

If You are baking it , Preheat the oven to 400 degree F
Line a baking tray with an aluminium foil and spray lightly with cooking spray or brush with some olive oil
Arrange the fish in a single layer an inch apart and Bake it for 15 minutes .
Take it out , and baste both sides with the thin paste and bake again for 15-20 minutes.( for really crispy broil for 2-3 minutes)
If you are grilling it , Heat the grill as per its  directions  and place the fish on the hot grill and grill for 12 minutes on each side.

For Sauteed Onions 

Heat oil in a pan and add 1 large sliced onion and saute for 5-6 minutes. Add a handful of chopped cilantro and fry for 2 more minutes. Add a large pinch or 1/4 tea spoon of red chilli powder and switch off the flame. Fry in the hot pan for 2-3 minutes and the remove.

For Green Chutney

Grind a cup of mint leaves and a cup of coriander leaves with a green chili and 2 tea spoons of lemon juice and salt to a fine paste.

Cheers
Sarah

60 comments:

Suja Sugathan said...

Perfect and delicious baked talapia,adipoli recipe dear.

Smitha said...

baked tilapia is such a good idea...looks wonderful!


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Kairali sisters said...

Man you are making me crave for this now..Sarah kidilan aytund tto...Njan dhe lunch kazhichingu vannathe ullu, epol pinnem vishakunnu..

Plateful said...

Loved the idea of baked fish with chutney. Thanks for the recipe!

Priya said...

Omg, wat a delicious baked fish filets, just drooling here..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This looks wonderful....

Asha said...

Oh...great....now I am hungry...That picture is so perfect..

Deepti said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Pushpa said...

Delicious and lovely fillet of baked fish.

Jeen said...

sara, your photos always makes me want to run and make it now. Simply Superb...

Biny Anoop said...

wow dats amazing ....its sooo tempting...really ..will surely make it....

Biny Anoop said...

wow dats amazing ....its sooo tempting...really ..will surely make it....

Rachu said...

OO dear.. thanks for the secret ingredient to make it look blackened. I hve tried so hard to get tht blackened look. I am getting Worcestershire soon.
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Shanavi said...

THE PLATE IS SOOOO APPEALING THAT MAKES EVERYONE TO TASTE A BITE.. SOOOO GOOOD

An Open Book said...

adding w sauce seems like a great idea..i don get tilapia here..thats the sad bit :(

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! love the spices and the flavours in it, looks delish.

Swathi said...

Adipoli baked meen.

Nirmal said...

sarah Koche!!!
I am humbled by the way u introduced me :-)
Its an honor to befriend the gal behind the finest , the best , true to its root Kerala food blog . Thank U for finally posting this amazing combination .
Continue to amaze and tempt us with your easy yet yummy kerala recipes and better -than- magazines quality photographs .

Kudos To you gal!!!!

Soumya Vineeth said...

Kidilam!! kothiyayitt vayya!

kothiyavunu.com said...

Adipoli honey...kothipichuttoo, ingottu onnu parcel cheyyamoo??

divya said...

Slurp,mouthwatering here, wat a delicious baked fish and chutney....

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!adipoli sarah!nice presentation n click!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

So perfect and yummy !!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Bowled by u r pics....makes me hungry....looks drool worthy....

Nostalgia said...

Nice! Reminds me I need to eat all the meat and fish I can before tomorrow to start lent :)

Shobha said...

Mouthwatering fish recipe.

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

OOh... that looks delicious.. i am seriously drooling here... amazing pics really :)

Tina said...

enne kollu.....kidilan...sara kutty...hope to C u soon....

Rookie Qookie said...

Sarah, These look absolutely perfect and delicious!

Cheers,
Reshmi

Rumana Rawat said...

Delicious:)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Baked fish sounds and looks super yum and lite too...sure better than deep fries

Zareena said...

Hmmm... my fav fish tilapia. I like it more than anything else. This tilapia dish looks yumm,healthy (as there is no oil). bookmarked this dish :)

priya said...

yum yum yum..mouth watering, dear

S.Menaga said...

perfectly baked,looks wonderful!!

Deepa Allen said...

Hi sara,
I am a regular visitor here and your website is to me like how vanitha used to be for my mummy . She used to eagerly wait for each issue to try new dishes , and like wise I also wait for your each post. I like all the recipes here , and it is so easy to follow . As soon as i viewed this post yesterday , i made baked tilaapia and we ate for our supper. It was very very good.i used readymade mint chutney and fried onions like you said in your post. I am trying to loose weight for some time and i hope this recipes helps me to achieve that also. Waiting for your next post as usual
Love,
Deepa

Suman Singh said...

WOW, just awesome..I am craving some of these now..love the spices and flavors in it..yummmmmmmmy!

Madhu said...

Oh wow! looks too good Sarah!

Yummy Team said...

Adipoli Sarah..Evide fish najngalde fav annu, edakku bake cheyyarumundu..Ethu kandittu kothi aayittu vayya..Nice recipe!

JishasKItchen said...

superb recipe...looks perfectly grilled...even I baked tilapia two days back...

Laya said...

Perfectly baked tilapia sara. so its the sauce that gave the red fried color while baking rite..I need to buy that sauce . very good photos.

aipi said...

What a beautiful looking dish..gorgeous pics too!


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Jaisy James said...

adipoli dear superb click pinne egg f.rice also superbb noyambu ayittu ellavareyum kothippikkum. click superb ayittundu ketto

women-wisdom.com said...

Waw, the baked fillets make me carve. I need a bite of it. Its so perfect and superb click.

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Been here so many times before... absolutely love ur blog and pictures... u have an award waiting in my blog....

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Nithu said...

Baked tilapia looks so lovely.

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Shinu said...

My name is Shinu and I came to know about this website from a friend of mine who cooks everything from here.
Yesterday was my first day here and was completely taken away by your presentation. Then i had to make sure it sure does taste good before passing a judgement right? So on the way home from office i shopped for some Tilapia & Wschre Sauce .
I totally loved it and i couldn't stop eating Super quick and better than fried fish . I am now convinced for myself why my friend is such a good cook .Good job Sarah .

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SumZ said...

love your fotografy and this tilapia dish looks delish :)

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Mrs K said...

No kiddin' Sarah,this preparation looks absolutely scrummy,I love all the flavors that are going on in there...can't wait to try this one:)Good presentation as always!!!

Krishnaveni said...

looks yummy, beautiful click

Pavithra said...

Even i dont eat.. this is certainly make me tempting honey... beautiful :)

n33ma said...

Looks amazing,love the nice blackened color.

Dimah said...

wow recipe looks mouthwatering and yummy!

Revathi said...

This was the first time we are baking fish . Never thought of it so . ...................
It was one amazing fish recipe sara....
I love all your traditional recipe and tried many of them.
Great Work.Keep it up

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