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Spicy Basa Fish Keto Recipe

This weekend, I decided to try my hand on a culinary adventure by preparing Keto parallel of Spicy Basa Fish, also known as catfish. Basa is a Malayali (Kerala) word for this catfish.

In my local market, I found it being sold as frozen fillets imported from Thailand and Vietnam. Its scientific name is Pangasius bocourti, and it is also popular by other names like Swai, Vietnamese cobbler and Pangasius.

Priya’s Keto Spicy Basa Fish

Catfish is truly a remarkable fish, boasting zero carbs. Isn’t that fantastic? Not only that, it is also a great source of protein, making it a perfect addition to a Ketogenic diet. Another advantage is that it is relatively low in calories, allowing you to enjoy it in generous portions.

When it comes to cooking this versatile fish, you have several methods to choose from. Whether you prefer grilling, pan-frying, or baking, the possibilities are endless.

Today I have made it in an Indian spicy style. Very few ingredients were required, and the fish turned out to be absolutely delicious. All you need to do is ensure that the fish is fresh.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes (after marinating for 2 hours)
Serves 6 people


For Basa Fish

For Broccoli in Cheese Sauce

Nutritional facts

In Keto Spicy Basa Fish

Calories 335
Proteins 34 grams
Carbs 2 grams
Fats 20 grams
Potassium 59 mg

In Keto Broccoli in Cheese Sauce

Calories 252
Proteins 9 grams
Carbs 6 grams
Fats 13 grams

Making Basa Fish

1. Rub fish pieces with salt, lemon juice and wash well. Pat dry.

2. Beat the eggs lightly.

3. Add fresh coriander, garlic paste, salt, red chili powder, dhania powder, amchoor powder and garam masala, to the eggs. Mix well.

Marinated Basa fish

4. Add the fish to this marinade and let it sit in the fridge for two to three hours.

5. Heat olive oil in a wok. Pick the fish pieces, leave the extra marinade behind and fry till golden. Keep it aside.

Fried Basa Fish

6. Heat another pan and add some more oil.

Add the fried fish to the wok

7. Add the fried fish to the pan and toss lightly.

8. Pour the remaining marinade on the fish. Cook covered on low heat for five to six minutes.

9. Turn once or twice

10. Serve hot with chopped coriander as garnish.

Priya’s Keto Spicy Basa Fish

Tip: The recipe might seem very hot, but in fact the amchoor or dry mango powder is successful in cutting down the spice level to a large extent — Priya Dogra.

Keto Broccoli in Cheese Sauce

The second recipe today is of Broccoli in an easy cheese sauce. In fact, I had so much fish for lunch that I decided to go veg for dinner. This is my version of a quick and stir-fried broccoli. Takes just ten minutes to make it.

Broccoli in Cheese Sauce making process

1. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for five to seven minutes.

Blanch the broccoli

2. Drain and wash under cold water, to stop cooking.

3. In a pan, heat the butter, add the oregano and garlic powder.

Add oregano to the butter

4. Add the cheese slices and cook for a minute or so on low heat.

Add the cheese to the butter

5. Drop the broccoli and toss it nicely. Ensure that the florets are covered with the sauce.

6. Serve hot.

Priya’s Keto Broccoli in Cheese Sauce
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