Fish With Spinach (Palak) is a zero oil dish – fish boiled with palak. Let’s learn today one more dish from the Naga cuisine with step by step pictures.

Fish With Palak is a variation of Naga style fish preparation. It is a zero dish and a no bamboo shoot recipe. Nagaland is famous for zero oil dishes. We mostly consumed boiled and steamed dishes with lots of herbs that’s why it is also considered as one of the healthy cuisine from amongst many.

Boiled fish with fermented bamboo shoots is one of the most popular delicacy of the Nagas. You will find it in every Naga household or if you are a guest at a Naga home you will be served with it.

It is a mouthwatering dish, very simple and easy to make and taste divine. We require only few ingredients to make this dish and the result is lipsmacking good. It is best to make this dish with fermented bamboo shoots which is traditional but for this recipe I have used tomatoes so that all those who cannot source bamboo shoot too can try this recipe and enjoy it.

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So next time you wanna make a fish dish you can try this delicious, healthy and nutritious recipe. Do try and share your thoughts about the recipe with me.

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Well, if you make this zero oil fish with spinach, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamiron Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations. Now let’s jump to the recipe.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
Serves : 3-4

Ingredeints :

500 gms Fish
15 Green Chillies (I used large size chillies)
1 Raja Mircha chopped ( optional)
2 tbsp freshly grounded ginger garlic
2 large Tomatoes roughly chopped
150 gms Spinach (Palak) roughly chopped
Salt to taste
Water as required
A handful of chopped coriander leaves

Method :

Take the green chillies in a mortar and pestle and ground them coarsely. You can use a blender too to do it.

In a pan add the fish, grounded green chilly, tomato, ginger garlic, raja mircha if using, salt to taste and gently mix them well together.

Now add required water covering the fish completely. Cover the pan and cook for 10-15 mins.

Spread the palak gently on the top and continue to cook. Check the salt and add if required at this point of time. Cook for about 5-10 mins or untill the water evaporates completely. Do not stir the fish.

Once the water is evaporated completely add the coriander leaves and take off the heat. Keep the pan open and let it cool down completely, then serve.

This dish is served after completely cool down. It is best when served the next day.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

❤ Akum

You can check out the recipe of Fish With Bamboo Shoot 👉 Fish With Bamboo Shoot , Fish With Fermented Bamboo Shoot

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

14 thoughts on “Fish With Spinach Recipe / Zero Oil Fish With Palak / Naga Style Fish

  1. Hi Akum, I just tried this dish today and it was delicious!!! I added too much water and didn’t want to overcook the fish so I stopped when some water was left… best soup ever!! So much flavor in such a simple preparation. Thanks so much for sharing!


    1. Super awesome.. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your lovely feedback…and yes it also taste so good with little water and especially when cooking fatty fish 🙂

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