Basa Fish in Beetroot Sauce
Delicate basa fish tastes great when marinated in beetroot puree and then shallow fried. The combination of cauliflower sauce gives another twist to the tasty fish.
Gurdip Kohli Punj Basa Fish in Beetroot Sauce Recipe

- Chinese


- 1

Cooking Time

-15 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • FOR Basa Fish
  • 5 to 6 pieces basa fish
  • Oil
  • 1 loaf bread
  • 4 to 5 tbsp beetroot puree
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • Black pepper powder
  • Salt
  • FOR Sauce
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • Black pepper powder
  • Salt
  • FOR Garnish
  • Rocket leaves
  • Beetroot puree
  • Parsley


  1. 1

    For marinade combine beetroot puree with orange zest, salt, and black pepper powder in a plate.
  2. 2

    Mix well.
  3. 3

    Marinate the basa fish pieces.
  4. 4

    Heat oil on a tava.
  5. 5

    Shallow fry the marinated fish pieces on both sides.
  6. 6

    Transfer the fish pieces to a plate.
  7. 7

    For the cauliflower sauce, heat unsalted butter in a pan.
  8. 8

    When the butter melts add cauliflower florets, salt, and black pepper powder.
  9. 9

    Mix and cook well.
  10. 10

    Horizontally cut the bread loaf to make a slice.
  11. 11

    Place the rocket leaves on this bread slice.
  12. 12

    Spread the cauliflower sauce on the leaves.
  13. 13

    Top with the fried fish pieces.
  14. 14

    Drizzle beetroot puree and cauliflower sauce on the fish.
  15. 15

    Garnish with parsley leaves.
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Chef Gurdip Kohli Punj has fond memories of the Gurudwara kitchen where her family rolled out chapattis, chopped vegetables, and stirred large pots of dal as 'sewa'. This was no mere chore for young Gurdip; she enjoyed cooking for people! She creates healthy dishes that are yummy too!

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