Tandoori Fish Recipe - Yummy Traditional

Tandoori Fish Recipe


Tandoori Fish | Fish Tandoori is a classic, flavorful, aromatic Pakistani recipe which is very popular recipe an easy and effortless recipe is ready about 20 minutes, 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.

I prepared to fish with some seasoning rather than my tandoori masala powder, but you can get the link of tandoori masala powder, have given two option to make tandoori fish whatever you seem 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 as a marinated then is grilled on 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 apply tandoori masala over the fish, right after is marinated around an hour to keep in the fridge then bake or barbecue, So go ahead to know how to make this barbecue recipe with step by step
Note, additionally, you can use my tandoori masala powder recipe

Recipe Tips:
  1. Tandoori Fish can be baked in the oven at 250 C for 20-30 minutes or depends on your oven temperature
  2. You can use fish fillet instead of whole fish for that you can bake it around 15 minutes in oven and approximately on Charcoal
  3. Keep remember in mind one thing whether you are gonna Bake or BBQ/Grill must keep intense heat both of them because fish is wrapped with foil sheet however if you will keep to medium heat resulting it will be soggy and soft rather than crispy and flaky
  4. The other hand if you haven’t Oven or facility of 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 on the pan

Preparation Of tandoori fish :
To prepare this recipe first clean and wash 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 with drizzling some tbsp ghee
  2. Then lay all large size 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


Prepare masala for fish:
Take any mixing plate or bowl then pour some oil 


Combine all spices in the mixing plate/bowl


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


Make to a smooth paste 


Apply masala over fish:
Marinate the fish with the masala paste


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


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


Place each fish in foil sheet separately 


Now place wrapped fish in the BBQ grill 


Barbecue fish:
Put on Charcoal and barbecue it, cook each side about 7-8 minutes 


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


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


Serve hot this Tandoori Fish with chapatisnaan, and sauce


Tandoori Fish is a classic, flavorful, aromatic Pakistani recipe which is a very popular recipe an 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 recipe?
  1. In a mixing bowl/plate to 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 the plastic disposable glove at the time of applying  masala on fish because you can safe your hand on 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 so be careful
  8. Marinate the fish with masala from all sides
  9. Keep in the fridge for marination 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 on the charcoal stove
  13. Grill it on high intense heat of charcoal 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 fish then again place on direct charcoal for bringing real tandoori color on fish, around 3-4 minutes is enough it's Optional
  16. Transfer to the serving tray and garnish with lettuce and lemon wedges and sprinkle chaat masala over fish
  17. Serve hot 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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