December 14, 2015

Beetroot Infused Grilled Basa Fish and Radish - Pomegranate Dip / Diet Friendly Recipes - 14 / #100dietrecipes

The most difficult part during dieting days for non -veg lovers ( like me ) is to sacrifice few delicious dishes like fried fish, chicken fry, gravy, kurma etc. But, when it is prepared along with a healthy veggie using less oil ( olive oil ) and especially, without compromising taste and the flavor is obviously a guilt free dish. In my today's diet friendly series, I have used basa fish fillet which is marinated in a beetroot puree and grilled on tawa using just a teaspoon of olive oil is served with a delicious radish and pomegranate dip. The dip is prepared using low fat hung curd which is mixed with a grated radish and pomegranate to balance the taste of less spicy fish. The addition of dill leaves enhances the flavor of dip and gives a fresh flavor.

Ingredients :

1 Basa Fish fillet 
1 Beetroot, chopped
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Olive oil 
1 Tbsp Crushed black pepper corns

For Dip :

1 Cup Low fat curd
3 Tbsp Radish, grated
4 Tbsp Pomegranate 
1 Tbsp Dill leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste

Method :

Puree the chopped beetroot by adding little water and keep aside.

Wash the fillet and keep aside.

Add curd to a muslin cloth, make a knot and hang it high to prepare a hung curd. (do not use whey which drips from the curd )

Add beetroot puree in a bowl and add salt followed by olive oil.

Marinate the fish for 15 - 20 minutes.

Heat the grill tawa and smear 1 tsp of olive oil.

Place the marinated fish along with the marinated puree, sprinkle crushed pepper corns on top ( both the sides ) and grill it for 5 - 8 minutes on both the sides.

Once done, switch off the pan, cover the grill pan with an aluminum foil and keep aside.

Meanwhile, take hung curd in a small bowl and add grated radish followed by salt, dill leaves and pomegranate. Mix well.

Serve the grilled fish along with radish & pomegranate dip.

Serving Options :

Serve with radish & pomegranate dip or any flavored dip.


  1. This is a recipe for keeps.. we love grilled fish and I would love to try out new options of marination.

  2. The curry presentation looks colourful and appetising. The dip using hung curd and radish looks delicious too.

  3. Colourful paltter.. Such a tempting clicks priya.. After seeing your page only we start to buy Basa fish, but here we get sea bass only.. This grilled version made me drool..