Baked Fish With Ajwain

baked fish with ajwain

We visited California during Christmas vacation. The main focus of our trip this time was meeting our friends. Apart from enjoying a lot in their company, I also learnt many things from each one of them. Everyone treated us with such delicious homemade food.

This particular dish was served to us at our friends Mehnaz and Hardeep’s home. They made this delicious baked fish with salmon. When I tasted this first,I immediately noticed a very pleasant spice which I never use in fish dishes. They said it was ajwain. I could not stop going for seconds and thirds. I normally prefer eating fish with rice/rotis, so when they served as starter, I had my own doubts. But V and I loved this dish. When I came back, I made this with tilapia (because that is what I had in my freezer). I am sure this will taste great with any other fishes.

If you do not have oven, heat a tava and shallow fry the pieces.

The measurements given in this recipe are approximates, use all ingredients according to your own taste.

2 big fish fillets
1 tea spn chilli powder
A pinch turmeric
1/2 tea spn garam masala
1 tea spn ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tea spn amchoor powder
1/4 tea spn ajwain(carom seeds)

Apply all the ingredients to fish pieces and leave it aside for 30mins.
Preheat oven at 300F. Bake the fish till done.
Serve hot with or without lemon.

Serves : 2
Perparation time : 5mins + baking time.


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17 thoughts on “Baked Fish With Ajwain”

  1. love fish..I have used ajwain only in alu parathas before……….I an imagine it would taste great with fish………cant wait to check it out for myself…….

  2. This dish looks very delicious and as I think it was yummy too.. personally I like that flavour of ajwain so much..Ajwain is a very good digestive. Not only because of it’s taste but also it’s health benefit. It is a good anti-acidic agent. & also taking one teaspoon of Ajwain with hot water stimulates the heart and relieves heartache..

  3. Thanks to you and your friends for a wonderful fish recipe, that is so quick, unique, flavorful and HEALTHY!! I baked Tilapia fillets with your ajwain masala, sprinkled some rava on top for crunch and in 6-8 minutes they were so moist and tender. Yummy!!

  4. Thanks – do you have to powder the ajwain seeds? And the dry ingredients – do you make it a paste with water, lemon juice or tamarind paste?

    1. No, ajwain seeds are added whole. I just add everything to fish(usually if the fish has some moisture on it, no need to add more water) and mix, if needed, add just few drops of water.

  5. Hi Shilpa,
    Wow another wow recipe!
    I love ajwain seeds and sometimes ajwain is called ajowain caraway. However the actual caraway seed is a different kind of spice. Ajwain and caraway taste completely different, right?

  6. Thanks everybody for this info re Ajwain. I work at Penzeys Spices and everybody wants to know about Ajwain. Now I have some answers!

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