Monday, December 23, 2013


This is the first time I prepared tandoori fish in the oven and it came out very well. It was absolutely delicious. I have used tilapia here since this delicate fish absorbs whatever flavor it is dressed up with. Any thick-cut fishes like salmon or tuna also goes perfect for this dish. Instead of food color, I have used paprika here. The ideal way of having tandoori fish or chicken is as a side with any fried rice varieties or briyanis with some lemon juice squeezed over the fish or chicken. I did not garnish the fish with lemon since I had used lots of lemon juice while marinating the fish. I just served mine with lots of cilantro. Here goes the recipe.

Any types of fish like salmon or tilapia, 4-5 slices.
Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
Garam masala or curry powder, 1 tablespoon.
Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.
Coriander powder, 1 teaspoon.
Paprika, 2 teaspoons.
Juice of 1 big lemon. (This can be substituted with ½ cup of thick yogurt if chicken is used in place of fish).
Salt as per taste.

Wash the fish well. Mix all the ingredients except the fish into a thick paste in a bowl. Apply the paste over the fish coating each slice thickly. Let it marinade for over an hour inside the refrigerator. Grease a baking dish with any nonstick cooking spray and arrange the fish slices on the dish leaving sufficient space between each slice. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the fish is fully cooked. Serve hot with lemon wedges, garnished with cilantro.

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