Including fish in your keto diet is a great way to give your nutrition a boost, as fish is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. Whether you need something quick and simple or want to make a more complex, restaurant-worthy meal, there are Keto Indian Fish recipes given below!!
Keto Indian Fish recipes
1.Keto fish curry–
Keto Fish Curry was inspired by my favorite Indian curry, Goan Fish Curry. This curry is super easy to make, you can use any fish you have available or even prawns for that matter. So enjoy!
- 600 gms white fish of choice
- 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil
- 1 large onion sliced very thinly
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tomato chopped
- ¼ cup desiccated coconut
- 2 teaspoons crushed chili\’s or to taste
- 1 ½ teaspoons mild Paprika
- One teaspoon coriander powder
- One teaspoon cumin seeds/cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 250 ml coconut cream sugar-free
- 250-350 gms fresh or frozen okra- optional but recommended.
- Marinade the fish in lime juice and turmeric and salt.
- Pan-fry the garlic and onion in a little oil/ghee in a large frying pan and cook till soft without browning.
- Process all of the other ingredients in a bullet/blender/ processor until smooth and blended. Add to the onion and garlic mix. Allow the spices to cook while stirring occasionally for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add the okra now if you are using and cook for a further 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add to the fish in the frying pan and simmer until cooked.
- Calories- 368
- Fat- 20g
- Protein- 40g
- Carbs- 15g
2. Keto Baked fish-
Winter is here and it is the perfect time to bake and make merry. We have for you today a very interesting Keto Baked Fish recipe, made with Indian spices, that will surprise you, and also become your favorite for sure. Make your weekend extra special, by baking this dish and sharing it with family and friends.
- 275 gm King Fish
- 3 tsp Ghee
- 0.50 tsp Cumin seed
- 2 tsp Lime juice
- 15 gms Garlic Cloves of Garlic paste
- 2 dried Red Chillies
- Half tsp Turmeric Powder
- ½ tsp whole Fennel seeds
- ½ tsp whole Coriander seeds
- 100 gm Homemade Greek Yogurt
- White Salt according to taste
- Pink Salt according to taste
- Dry roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and fennel seeds, and grind to a powder.
- Grind garlic, red chilly to a paste with a pinch of salt.
- Combine the ground spices and garlic and red chilly paste, with turmeric powder, salt, lime juice, hung curd and ghee. Mix well until a fine paste is formed. Add in chopped coriander to the marinade and mix some more.
- Apply the marinade to the fillets of fish till they are well coated with the paste. Do it with your hands and in the baking dish in which you intend to bake it. Remember to apply some paste to the bottom of the dish.
- Cover the fish properly with the marinade and then cover the dish with a kitchen foil and keep it aside for three to four hours.
- Preheat the oven and place the baking dish in the oven and bake at 180 degrees for 25 minutes.
- After twenty-five minutes the fish should be ready. Remove the foil and serve it hot.
- Calories – 354
- Fat- 23 gm
- Net carbs – 8 gm
- Protein – 67 gm
3. Keto Amritsari Fish fry–
Mouth-watering fried fish!! Amritsar is a very famous city in Northern India. It is home to the Golden temple, the supreme seat of Sikhism in the world. This fish recipe called Keto Amritsari Fish Fry originates from the city, hence the name. You can eat it as a full meal, as a snack, or even for breakfast.
- 500 gms King Fish cut in fingers
- 1/2 cup Gram Flour
- One tbsp Red Chilli (to taste)
- a tsp Carom Seeds
- a tsp Ginger paste
- 1 tsp Garlic Paste
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- One egg
- 1 tsp Chaat Masala, optional
- 10 tbsp Olive Oil to deep fry
- 2 Lemon wedges
- Salt to taste
- Place the fish fingers in a bowl.
- 2. Add the red chili powder, carom seeds, ginger paste, lemon juice, garlic paste, salt and gram flour to the fish. Mix well. Keep it aside for half an hour or so.
- 3. Heat the oil sufficiently. Break an egg and beat it in a separate bowl. Now pick one finger dip it in the egg and drop it in the hot oil.
- 4. Take it out of the oil when it gets a golden outer crust.
- 5. Place them on a kitchen sheet. If you are going to eat them later, you can deep fry them again before serving.
- 6. Before serving sprinkle chaat masala and place lemon wedges beside it.
- Calories – 533
- Carbohydrates – 11 g
- Protein – 34 g
- Fat – 39 g
4. Keto Fish in Plantain Leaves–
Fish in Plantain Leaves is a version of the famous Parsi dish, Patra ni Machi. Any fish that\’s meaty, white, and delicate can be used. Here, Pomfret is coated with green chutney and steam-cooked in a banana leaf. The leaves lock in the flavors and keep the fish moist. For those on a Keto diet, Fish in Plantain Leaves is a great option for a main dish.
- 1 pomfret, sliced
- For chutney:
- Half a coconut
- 1 bunch coriander leaves
- 5 green chilies
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 12 mint leaves
- 4 flakes garlic
- 1 small onion
- 1 small green mango or juice of 1 small lime
- one tsp. sugar
- Salt and chili powder to taste
- . Grind all the chutney ingredients to a paste.
- 2. Coat each piece of the dish on either side and set aside for 15 mins.
- 3. Spread plantain leaves and place a slice of fish in the middle of each leaf.
- 4. Roll the leaf gently into a roll and tie with a piece of thread.
- 5. Steam the fish for 10 minutes on either side.
- 6. If you don’t have plantain leaves, you can steam in brown paper.
- Calories- 83
- Fats- 9g
5. Keto Fish Molly-
This dish has been inspired by the traditional Fish Molly, which is a very popular dish of Kerala, in South India. You can have this fish like a soup or try it with Keto buns or Keto bread.
- 500 gms Rohu Fish without bones
- 50 gms Onions finely chopped
- 1 tsp Ginger paste
- 2 green Cardamom small
- 1 tsp Garlic paste
- ½ tsp Cinnamon powder
- ½ tsp Cloves powder
- One tsp Black Pepper powder
- 1 tsp Turmeric / Haldi powder
- 1 tbsp Vinegar or Juice of 1 lime
- 10 tsp Coconut oil
- 100 ml Coconut Milk
- Salt / Pink Salt to taste
- A few curry leaves (optional)
- 2 slit Green Chillies (optional)
- Wash the fish and pat dry.
- Apply the turmeric, black pepper, salt, and vinegar to the fish with your hands, and keep it aside for at least 30 minutes.
- In a flat pan put half the coconut oil and heat it. Place the fish pieces on the pan and start frying.
- After three to four minutes turn their side.
- Keep frying on medium heat, till the fish gets a nice golden color on the outside. Switch off the heat and keep aside.
- In a thick bottom pan, now heat the rest of the coconut oil. Keep the spices ready.
- Add the cardamom, cinnamon and cloves fry for thirty seconds. Add the slit green chilies and curry leaves, if you have them.
- Next, add the ginger and garlic paste, and fry till it looks cooked.
- Add the onions next and fry till they become dark pink.
- Once the masala looks well cooked, in about three to four minutes, add the coconut milk and raise the heat.
- The coconut milk needs to be thin, so dilute it with enough water if required.
- Once the coconut milk starts boiling, lower the heat and drop the fried fish in it.
- Cook covered for about three to five minutes, check the salt and switch off the heat.
- Allow the fish to sit in the milk and absorb the flavor of the coconut milk. Serve hot as a soup or have Keto Buns or toasted bread with it.
- Calories -592
- Fat- 43 g
- Net Carbs – 4 g
- Proteins – 46 g
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