Moqueca Baiana By Ranveer Brar

Moqueca Baiana

One of the most popular Brazilian seafood dishes is Moqueca Baiana. Chef Ranveer Brar shares a recipe for this Brazilian seafood stew. This stew of fish fillet, prawns and colourful vegetables served with creamy coconut sauce is comforting and unbelievably tasty.
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Cooking Time

15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

15 Min



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  • For moqueca baiana
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp extra light olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 fillets tilapia fish
  • salt
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 large tomato
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 1 malagueta pepper
  • 200 gm medium shrimps


  1. 1

    In a heated pan, add oil, chopped garlic and saute.
  2. 2

    Add sliced onions, bell peppers and toss it.
  3. 3

    Add salt as per taste and mix it.
  4. 4

    Add the mixture in a bowl and keep it aside.
  5. 5

    In another pan, add olive oil.
  6. 6

    In a bowl, add tilapia fish, salt as per taste, lemon juice, cumin powder and marinate it.
  7. 7

    Fry the fish in the heated oil. Add sliced tomato on the fish.
  8. 8

    Add coconut milk, malagueta pepper, fried vegetables, shrimps.
  9. 9

    Cover the pan with foil and let it cook for 30 seconds.
  10. 10

    Drizzle coconut milk.
  11. 11

    Cut the lemon into pieces and char it over the gas stove.
  12. 12

    Garnish with fried coconut, tomatoes, coriander leaves and charred lemons.

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