Masala Baked Fish with Turmeric Rice

Dive into a flavorful culinary adventure with this Masala Baked Fish with Turmeric Rice recipe. Combining rich, aromatic spices of garam masala and turmeric, this dish brings a symphony of flavors to your table. Perfect for a wholesome family dinner or a special occasion, the succulent baked fish paired with fragrant turmeric-infused rice is a testament to the simplicity and elegance of spiced cuisine. Prepare to be delighted by this easy-to-make yet impressively flavorful meal that’s sure to please any palate!




For the Fish:


  • 4 white fish fillets (such as barramundi), about 150g each
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt, to taste

For the Turmeric Rice:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt, to taste




  1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare Fish: Preheat your oven to 200°C. Mix olive oil, garam masala, turmeric, coriander, and salt. Rub this mixture over the fish fillets. Arrange on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.


  1. Bake the Fish: Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.


  1. Cook the Turmeric Rice: Rinse the rice under cold water until clear. Combine rice, water, turmeric, olive oil, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 10-12 minutes.


  1. Assemble and Serve: Remove the fish from the oven. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve it alongside the baked fish.


  1. Garnishing (Optional): Garnish with fresh coriander or lemon juice.


Enjoy the perfect harmony of spices in this delightful Masala Baked Fish with Turmeric Rice.