Baked Fish In Coconut Milk Recipe

It is a delicious healthy recipe and is a great meal option for the weight watchers.

Shaheen Ali
Baked Fish In Coconut Milk Recipe
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Baked Fish in coconut milk is a delicious healthy recipe that goes well with plain steamed rice and is a great meal option for the weight watchers. Coconut milk thickened and flavoured with some Indian spices is then baked with marinated fish fillets to get tender, warm and flavourful healthy dish that can be served either as a side dish or even as main course. 

Serve Baked Fish In Coconut Milk along with Steamed rice for a weeknight dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fish recipes such as

  1. Goan Lady Fish Curry Recipe
  2. Shorshe Maach Recipe
  3. Moroccan Baked Fish Recipe

Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

60 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

90 M


4 Servings


  • 1 kg Fish fillet , cut into medium 
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 Onion , finely chopped 
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon Garlic , minced 
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger , minced 
  • 1 teaspoon Green Chilli , minced 
  • 2 Tomatoes , sliced into roundels 
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • For spices 
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf) , coarsely ground with mortar pestle 
  • Salt , to taste 
  • 1 cup Coconut milk , thick (canned or fresh) 
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped 

How to make Baked Fish In Coconut Milk Recipe

  1. To begin making the Baked Fish In Coconut Milk recipe, in a mixing bowl, add lemon juice and oil and mix it with the fish fillets. Let the fish marinade for 1 hour in refrigerator. 

  2. Pre heat the oven to 350 degree C. In a fry pan heat 1/4 cup of oil and fry onion till golden. 

  3. Add minced garlic, ginger and green chilies and stir for 2 mins. 

  4. Now add tomatoes, spices, crushed fennel seeds and salt to taste. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes till tomatoes are tender. 

  5. Add coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes until thick.

  6. Take the fish out from the fridge and arrange them on a greased baking tray or a cast iron pan. 

  7. Bake the fish for 10 mins. Pour the coconut milk sauce all over the fish. cover the baking tray/pan tightly with aluminium foil and return to the oven to bake for another 15 minutes. 

  8. Carefully remove the pan and the foil and garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.

  9. Serve Baked Fish In Coconut Milk along with Steamed rice for a weeknight dinner.

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