Coriander Pepper Rawas (Indian Salmon)

Take any boneless fish – cubed or fillet – grind a quick coriander and pepper paste – coat the fish and fry. Relish with some chapatis.  If you are looking for a recipe for a quick meal – this is as quick and easy as it gets.

In this recipe, I have steamed the fish in my instant pot, but if you do not have one, you can just pan fry them. Since I have steamed the fish, I have also broiled it for 5-8 minutes on high heat. However if you are pan frying it, no need to broil, as it will already have a crispy outside. 

You can tweak the recipe adding some green chillies to the coriander paste, some red chillies in the marination of the fish. 

Avoid any strong flavoured masala like garam masala as the dish is intended to bring out the fresh flavour of coriander leaves.   


Serves 2

1. Rawas Fish Cubes (Indian Salmon) – 300 gms

2. Turmeric Powder (Haldi) – 1/4 th tsp

3. Salt – 1 tsp or to taste

4. Coriander Leaves – 1 +1/2 cup 

5. Peppercorns – 1 tsp 

6. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp 

7. Oil – 1 tbsp 



Marinate the fish cubes with turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside for 10 minutes.


In a grinder, add the coriander leaves, lemon juice, peppercorns, salt. Add a few spoons of water and start grinding. Use as less water as possible as you need a thick but flowing paste. 


Now add the coriander paste to the fish cubes and coat well. 


Heat oil in a non- stick pan and place the fish cubes gently on the hot pan. Cover on cook on low for a 3-4 minutes, then gently flip them and cook from the other side for another 3-4 minutes. 

If you are using an instant pot, steam the fish for 6 minutes on High. 


Increase the heat on the pan towards the end of cooking to gently roast from the outside. If you have steamed in an instant pot, broil the fish cubes for 5-8 minutes on high heat. 

Serve with chapati.  

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