Monday, 5 March 2018

Tandoori Fish Tikka

Tandoori fish tikka is a famous non-vegetarian snack and made in Pakistani style BBQ or grill. It is finger licking good, lemony and filled with flavor. It's an extremely popular dish from the northern part of Pakistan.The fish doesn't lose the tender taste from inside yet tastes crispy on the outside. The key is to marinate the fish well. Wondering how to make it?


20gms fish fillets cut into 4cm chunks
1 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of salt
4-5 wooden skewers
Melted butter for basting (around 1-2tbsps)
Lemon juice or chaat masala for garnish
Mint chutney to serve

For the marinade;

3 garlic cloves roughly chopped
½" ginger roughly chopped
1 heaped tbsp thick greek yoghurt
½ tsp mild chilli powder (mild paprika would be great or kashmiri chilli powder)
1 tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp coarsely ground white pepper powder
1 heaped tsp corn floor
1 tbsp fresh coriander finely chopped
1 tsp vegetable oil
Salt to taste


Add the fish to a mixing bowl along with the lemon juice and salt. Mix well and set aside.
In a blender add the garlic and ginger along with a splash of water to make a thick smooth paste.
Soak the wooden skewers in warm water until you make the marinade.
In a separate bowl add the blended garlic and ginger paste along with the rest of the marinade ingredients. Mix well and add the fish cubes to the marinade. Leave to marinate for 15-20minutes.
Preheat the grill to a medium to high setting. Skewer the fish onto the wooden skewers. Pat the extra marinade over the pieces and place under the grill. Grill for 10-12 mins or until just done. Baste with butter half way through cooking.
Serve the Tandoori fish tikka over roti with a sprinkle of lemon juice or chaat masala & serve with mint chutney.


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