Fish Tikka November 1, 2016

This is a restaurant style fish tikka recipe from Spiceindiaonline. It’s a punjabi dhaba dish and fairly easy to recreate at home.


500g Trevally fillets
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
½ tsp Red chilli powder
2 tsp Coriander /dhania powder
¼ tsp Garam masala powder
¾ tsp Salt
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
2 tsp Lemon juice
2 tsp Yogurt/curd
2 pinch Red food colour
3 tsp Oil


Wash and cut fish in desired size. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl (Turmeric powder, Red chilli powder, Coriander powder, Garam masala powder and salt), then add ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, yogurt and colour. Use your hand to mix well untill you get a thick batter. Now add the fish and toss to coat the masala evenly. Let this mixture marinate for for few hours, atleast 1/2 hour. Take a baking sheets and line up by placing them leaving  little gap between each piece. Drizzle little oil over the top. Preheat oven to 400F and bake for 10 minutes, then remove and turn the fish pieces. Bake again for 10 more minutes.

Finally set the oven to broil and place the baking sheet on top rack to make them crispy and darken the colour. This should take only a couple of minutes, don’t not leave it for more than 2 minutes, it will burn the fish pieces. This step is included just to add that extra touch to the dish, that includes nice dark brown colour on the sides and crispy edges. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with lemon wedges.