Maacher Panch Phoran (Five-Spice Fish)

Maacher Panch Phoran (Five-Spice Fish)

Category: Main meal | Serves: 2

Prep time: 3 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes


400g/14oz sea bass, gutted, scaled and washed

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 tablespoon rapeseed oil

1/2 teaspoon panch phoran

2 green finger chillies, slit lengthways

  1. Cut several slits in the fish skin, and rub in the turmeric all over the fish and into the slits.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the fish for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden.
  3. Remove the fish from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. In the same oil, fry the panch phoran and chillies for 1 minute.
  5. Return the fish to the pan and add 150ml/5 1/2fl oz boiling water. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the fish is cooked.

This recipe is reproduced from India with Passion, by Manju Malhi.

Nutritional information

Maacher Panch Phoran Five Fish