Indian style Sea Bass
Keralan style Sea Bass from Chef Dev Biswal

Dish description

Our guest chef for this Indian fine dining recipe is Asian chef of the Year 2019, Chef Dev Biswal, owner of the Ambrette Restaurant.

This sea bass, herb marinade, Keralan style moilee sauce highlights the brilliant dishes available for those of you lucky enough to live near to the Ambrette.

For the rest of us, we are just going to have to try it at home.

Indian style Sea Bass
Keralan style Sea Bass from Chef Dev Biswal

How to Make Sea Bass Keralan Style


Blitz all the marinade ingredients in the oil to create the marinade. Place the fish in a shallow dish and add the marinade ensuring the fish is entirely covered. Rest the fish in the marinade for an hour.
Roast the fish in an oven for 8-10 minutes at 180-200 degrees (fan).


Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter add curry leaves and asafoetida. Then add the chopped onion and chopped ginger and cook for around 3 minutes on a medium heat until the onion and ginger are soft. Then add the green chilli,the ground turmeric and red chilli powder.

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook together for 5 to 8minutes on a medium flame.

Then add the coconut milk and adjust the seasoning to taste.

Simmer the sauce on a low heat for 8-10 minutes.

Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime.Place the sauce in a shallow bowl and plate the fish on top to serve

Ingredients for Sea Bass Keralan Style

For the fish and marinade:

4 x Fillets of Sea bass

25ml Rapeseed Oil

1 x Stick Lemongrass

2 x teaspoon finely chopped ginger

½ Green Chilli

1 x teaspoon Chaat Masala

Salt to taste

Juice of half a lemon and zest

8 x Lime leaves

100 grams Coriander roots

For the sauce:

25ml coconut oil

½ tsp Mustard Seeds

1 sprig of curry leaves

1 x teaspoon of Asafoetida

1 x chopped Red Onion

2 inches of ginger finely chopped

Half a green chilli finely chopped

2 x teaspoon of ground turmeric

1 x teaspoon of red chilli powder

1 x Medium sized tomato finely chopped

100ml Coconut Milk

Squeeze of fresh lime

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For more recipes from Chef Dev Biswal visit the Ambrette website

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