Tandoori Fish Recipe - Yummy Traditional

Tandoori Fish Recipe

tandoori fish recipe with step by step photos

Tandoori Fish || Baked Fish || How to Make Grill Fish with step-by-step photos

Baked Fish is a classic, flavorful, aromatic Pakistani recipe that is very popular an easy and effortless recipe is ready in about 20 minutes and is prepared with simple tandoori spices to flavor the fish, I have been making this dish for years and it’s definitely a favorite of mine. For this quick and easy recipe, simply mix the ingredients and then fry or tandoor on coal or in the oven. I prefer to use this particular tandoori masala for my tandoori fish recipe.

It has never failed me in taste and finding that particular masala is definitely a hit or miss at most Pakistani grocery stores. ! The following pictures show the process for this particular dish.
grill fish

I prepared to fish with some seasoning rather than my tandoori masala powder, but you can get the link tandoori masala powder, have given two options to make tandoori fish whatever seems easy can do,

This recipe is made with only 2 tbsp olive oil along with seasoning and cooks on charcoal, Tandoori spice blend, or the Tandoori Masala is just limited to make Tandoori Chicken. This spice blend can be used on fish or other seafood as well,

When you try this Tandoori fish recipe you will see how the flavor comes out, Tandoori Masala is mixed with olive oil marinated, and then grilled on a pan or charcoal as well as If you haven’t tried grilled fish tandoori it’s absolutely delicious, now its time to do.

Firstly fish is marinated with lime juice and ginger garlic paste, then tandoori masala is over the fish, right after is marinated for around an hour to keep in the fridge and then baked or barbecued, So go ahead to learn how to make this barbecue recipe, Note, additionally, you can use my tandoori masala powder recipe


grill fish recipe

Recipe Tips:
  1. Tandoori Fish can be baked in the oven at 250 C for 20-30 minutes or depending on your oven temperature
  2. You can use fish fillet instead of whole fish for that you can bake it for around 15 minutes in the oven and approximately on Charcoal
  3. Keep remembering in mind one thing whether you are going Bake or BBQ/Grill must keep intense heat both of them because fish is wrapped with a foil sheet however if you keep it to medium heat it will be soggy and soft rather than crispy and flaky
  4. On the other hand, if you haven’t Oven or facility BBQ Grill you can use a grill pan to cook fish
  5. For that first of all have to give a smoky flavor to the fish before grilling it on the pan
tandoori fish recipe

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tandoori fish

To prepare this recipe first clean and wash the properly fish with flour and turmeric powder, you can find out in my previous fish recipes, make a slit on the fish so that masala could be absorbed properly


Place the fish on any plain surface then marinate the fish with lime juice along with ginger garlic paste keep in the fridge for 10 minutes or until required  


How to Burn Charcoal?

  1. In the BBQ stove place any type of newspaper or any kind of magazine pepper while drizzling some tbsp ghee
  2. Then lay all large sizes of charcoal over the newspaper then spread the 2nd layer of small size charcoal 


Burn the newspaper from downwards besides blowing air through the manual plastic fan or thin cardboard until properly well-heated


Take any mixing plate or bowl then pour some oil 


Combine all spices in the mixing plate/bowl


Add food color and salt, and mix them well till everything is incorporated 


Make a smooth paste 


Marinate the fish with the masala paste


Rub the fish with masala from all sides, and keep in the refrigerator for an hour 


Place fish on a silver foil sheet and wrap it very well 


Place each fish on a foil sheet separately 


Now place wrapped fish in the BBQ grill


Put on Charcoal and barbecue it, cook each side for about 7-8 minutes 


Give it to nice tandoori color, cook it on direct charcoal for 3-4 minutes from both sides, then remove it from the charcoal 


Transfer to the serving tray and garnish the tandoori fish with lettuce and lemon wedges sprinkle some chaat masala over fish

how to make grill fish

Serve this baked fish with chapatisnaan, and sauce

baked fish

Tandoori Fish is a classic, flavorful, aromatic Pakistani recipe that is a very popular recipe easy and effortless 

Ingredients For Marination:
  1. 2 pcs, whole fish medium-sized or as needed
  2. 2 tsp, ginger garlic paste freshly ground
  3. 1 lemon, medium-sized
Ingredients of Spices:
  1. 1 tsp, red chili powder
  2. 1 tsp, Kashmiri red chili powder
  3. Salt to taste
  4. 1 ½ tsp, crushed coriander seeds
  5. 1/3 tsp, basic garam masala
  6. ½ tsp, turmeric powder
  7. 1 tsp, cumin powder
  8. 50ml, olive oil or 2 tbsp
  9. 1 tsp, mango powder
  10. 3-4 pinches, red food color
Required for Barbecue:
  1. Charcoal
  2. Barbecue fish grill
  3. Match
  4. Barbecue stove
  5. Foil silver pepper
  6. ghee
  7. newspaper
For Garnishing:
  1. Lettuce
  2. Lemon wedges
  3. Onion slices
  4. Chaat masala
How to Make the Grill Fish?
  1. In a mixing bowl/plate combine all ingredients
  2. Pour oil then add red chili powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, salt, cumin powder,garam masala, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and red food color
  3. Mix them together as a smooth paste with the help of a spoon
  4. Must put on a plastic disposable glove at the time of applying  masala on fish because you can save your hand this way from the sharpness of spices
  5. Use glass or melamine pot/tray, never marinate in aluminum
  6. Pick up a small portion of masala and apply masala over each fish with a gentle hand
  7. Because fish is delicate be careful
  8. Marinate the fish with masala from all sides
  9. Keep in the fridge for marination for around an hour
  10. Take 5/5 size 2 foil sheets and place each marinated fish separately
  11. Fish are wrapped and get ready for BBQ
  12. Now place wrapped fish in the barbecue grill and place it on the charcoal stove
  13. Grill it on high intense heat of charcoal for around 15 minutes
  14. After 7-8 minutes turn over the grill and barbecue another side at the same time
  15. Now remove from the foil and apply some olive oil over the fish then again place on direct charcoal to bring real tandoori color to the fish, around 3-4 minutes is enough it's Optional
  16. Transfer to the serving tray garnish with lettuce and lemon wedges and sprinkle chaat masala over the fish
  17. Serve this Tandoori Fish with chapatisnaan, and sauce
  18. I would love to know if you try this recipe and tell me your experience 
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