Monday, 5 November 2012

Oven baked Herring, Keralan style, with salad: One evening sorted :-) | Kukskitchen

Being a native of Kerala, fish flows in my menus. Shallow fried spicy keralan fish is OMG yummy. My SIL's dad always says, what's there in life if one can't have a fillet of fried king fish for lunch. Hat's of uncle :-)

Recently the whole health-fitness theme has made me try baking/grilling my fish and chicken. A tiny splash of olive oil is all it needs for that heavenly taste. My friend S is a veteran on grilling fish, she adds fenugreek powder to the marinade which helps take  the fishy smell away.

One can try baking all sorts of fish. I luv salmon, mackerel, sardines and recently herring the best for Keralan style marinade.

Herring, also called 'the silver of the sea' are very high in the long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. They are a source of vitamin D. Now, who will buy herring the next time u r at the fish mongers?


Herrings - 2

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek powder  - 1/8 tsp
Pepper - 4 swirls of the mill
salt to taste
Oil -  2 tbsp


- Preheat ur oven to 200 degree celsius (fan assisted oven)

- Clean and marinate ur fish in the above dry powders.

- Place ur fish on the baking tray lined with aluminium foil. Splash the oil on top.

- Bake for 15 minutes.

Fish in

Fish out

- Serve hot with a salad to eat with chappathi or rice.


Sherin Deepu


  1. Healthy version,fish looks so yummy

  2. delicious recipe...looks very appetizing..;)

  3. Keralan Fish adipoli Sherin.

  4. Iam new to this way of preparing fish, liked the clicks, fish looks delicious. glad to follow you. do visit my space in your free time

  5. Am loving this baked keralan style fish, drooling here.

  6. I can finish this fish in a flash! Yum!

  7. wow.. beautiful preparation sherin..

  8. lovely way of preparing fish...healthy too

  9. Thanks my dears. U guys rock.

    A special mention is required, Swathi, for using the term Keralan. :-) thank u dear.

  10. Delicious and healthy version..

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A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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