Cook your fish in a package made of banana leaves! This traditional dish from India will stun anyone you serve it to!
1 Mix the chilli powder, turmeric powder, juice of ½ a lemon, a pinch of salt and a bit of water together so it becomes a smooth marinade.
Score the clean Pearl Spot fish. Put on plastic gloves and cover the fish in the marinade.
2 Put coconut oil in a pan and pan-fry the fish 2-3 minutes each side.
For the masala: Add the coconut oil, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, chopped green chilli, fresh curry leaves and chopped onion to a pot and put it on a stove. Let it simmer until the ingredients start to get golden brown, then add the chilli and turmeric powder, a bit of salt and the tomato puree. Let it simmer for another 5-10 minutes on low heat. Add the coconut milk and let it simmer for 1-2 more minutes.
3 Roast the banana leaves for a few seconds above the stove.
Add the masala on the banana leaves, put the fish on top and finish with some more masala on the fish.
4 Fold the banana leaves and roast it in a pan for a few minutes without oil.
Your fish in banana leaves is ready!