Recipe: Ikan Bakar

Ikan Bakar
Ikan Bakar

Banana wrapped grilled fish also known as Ikan Bakar is a scrumptious and healthy. Make this lovely treat to impress your friends and family.


1 fish fillet (Preferably basa)

1 banana leaf

2 tablespoon sambal sauce

2 tablespoon light soya

1 tablespoon sugar

2 fresh red chillies

2 tablespoon shrimp paste

1/2 cup sliced shallots/onion

1 tablespoon tamarind pulp


  • Soak the tamarind pulp in warm water. Make a rough paste of fresh red chillies and shrimp paste in a blender.
  • Add tamarind pulp, sliced shallots/onion and chilli – shrimp paste pulp together and keep aside.
  • Marinate the fish fillet with half of the home made sambal sauce and light soya and sugar and finish with some oil.
  • Heat the grill and semi – cook the marinated fish fillet over it.
  • Remove the fish place it on the banana leaf, pour remaining of the sambal on top of the fish and wrap the banana leaf.
  • Place the wrapped fish fillet on a pre-heated grill and cook till the fish is fully done and the banana leaf is partly brown.


Recipe from: Turquoise Cottage, From the Orient, BasantLok Market, VasantVihar/ Gurgaon