Tandoori Fish Tikka

 

Tandoori Fish Tikka, Tandoori fish, fish fry

Tandoori Fish Tikka, Tandoori fish, fish fry

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 Tikka recipe, you will see, how the flavors come out when Tandoori Masala is mixed with thick yogurt as a marinade and then the fish is grilled or pan-fried with so-little-oil. Use fresh thick cut fish fillets (Salmon, Monk Fish, Bass or Tilapia, Snapper etc) but thickly coat the fillets with tandoori marinade and then carefully grill or pan fry them.

The best part about this Tandoori Fish Tikka is it’s very healthy.

Tell me about some healthy alternatives that you have incorporated into your lifestyle, of late. I’ll share about mine.

  • I overcame my fear of quinoa and embraced this magical grain with open arms (yes yes, took me like a year to do so..but hey, better late than never, right!!)
  • I learned to bake with almond flour and Oh God!! those treats are heavenly. I will be posting recipes soon.
  • I learned to bake without butter. Not that I have anything against butter but I like my olive oil better and I like the fact that, Olive oil gives a lighter texture to your cakes. If you don’t believe me try few of my olive oil cakes –

Egg-Free Butter-Free Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake,

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Masala Chai Breakfast Cake,

Olive Oil Date Loaf Cake (Eggless)

  • I also started marinating my seafood and meat with lots of spices and yogurt and went for a method of frying them with very little oil/zero oil.

This Tandoori Fish Tikka is one of my self-created recipes that I have been using for months now. All I do is marinate the fresh fish fillets with Tandoori Masala, yogurt, salt and pepper and using no oil or very less oil., pan fry them.

I would love to know if any of you went ahead and tried this recipe. Please share some pics if you did.

And as far as serving this Tandoori Fish Tikka is concerned, you can use them whatever way you wish. They will never fail you in taste.

Tandoori Fish Tikka, Tandoori fish, fish fry

Tandoori Fish Tikka, Tandoori fish, fish fry

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound fish fillet cut into pieces – I used Tilapia fillets.
  • 1/2 cup thick yogurt
  • 2 TBSP paprika (if you want it spicy, use some hot pepper flakes). I made mine really spicy
  • 1 TSP turmeric
  • Salt as per your taste
  • 1 TBSP ground black pepper
  • 3 to 4 TBSP Tandoori Masala (Readily available in Indian Stores)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice

METHOD:

  • Marinade the fish with all the ingredients listed above and keep in the refrigerator for a couple of hours (minimum 4 to 5 hours). I kept mine marinated overnight
  • There are two ways you can make your Tandoori Fish Tikka. Either in the oven or on the stove.

Stove Top Method:

  • Heat a flat griddle. If you wish you can brush it with oil. I did not
  • Once the griddle or pan is piping hot, add the fish one by one and very carefully.
  • Fry the fish on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes each on medium to high heat

Oven Method:

  • Pre-heat over to 375 degrees F
  • Brush an ovenproof pan with little oil and arrange the fish pieces on it. Make sure  they don’t touch each other
  • Let the fish bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. No need to turn the fish

How to serve:

  • You can enjoy these delicious and healthy fish tikka just like that with some hot sauce
  • You can use these fish tikkas as the filling for tacos or fish roll
  • You can serve these fish tikkas on a bed of rice or quinoa

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125 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks absolutely stunning!! Makes me hungry (:

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  2. This looks yummy I was thinking about doing a fish dish! Must give this ago 😊

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  3. robin masshole mommy says:

    Sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try this meal.

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  4. alpluslex says:

    Oh my gosh this looks soooo good! Making my mouth water!!

    ❤ Al + Lex

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  5. I’ve been trying to exercise more and eat healthy. One thing I’d like to do this year is eat more fish, this recipe is perfect for that. Beautiful photography, as always.

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  6. Amber says:

    My kids would like this. I’ve never been a fan of fish, but they love it!

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  7. Miranda says:

    Looks amazingly delicious! Wished I were a talented cook, unfortunately I am not. Hahaha, I burn more meals than I don’t.

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  8. This fish looks SUPERB!!!!!! I am not a fan of tilapia, but I have a feeling if I had this – I would be SOOOOOO thrilled and actually like it – ha! Nicely done 🙂

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  9. It’s a real good thing that I already ate my dinner tonight or I’d be trying to make this dish.

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  10. I made an olive oil bundt cake a few years ago and it was simply divine! I love pretty much all Indian food – this would be amazing for my next get-together!! Your photos are mouth-watering!

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  11. I already pinned this recipe to my fishy friday board. Will give it a go soon because it looks delicious.

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  12. Tandoori fish is delicious and this looks so good. I must give this a go, thanks.

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  13. Sarah Bailey says:

    I love fish especially if it’s in a fillet form, the freshness and health benefits of fish make me wanna eat it every day but the fish bones annoy me lot. That Tandoori Fish Tikka seems like a very tasty dish.

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  14. This fish looks so delicious! It looks so flavorful, I need to try out this recipe, yum.

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  15. Bennymakachi says:

    Yum! I love fish. Definitely giving this a try. Your photos are clear and inviting

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  16. Elizabeth O. says:

    Doesn’t this look good! I no longer eat meat and that’s why I lean towards fish and chicken and it’s really nice to learn new recipes such as this! YUM!

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  17. I really don’t mind preparing this! I love food that is simple but is packed with flavor. This looks so good!

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  18. Wow this look delicious and very light. I would love to try to make an entree for us.

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  19. I love experimenting with Indian flavours. This sounds amazing. Love the crispy fish…perfect weeknight dinner.

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  20. This is such a beautiful fish dish! Yum!

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  21. Platter Talk says:

    Nice recipe! I love most fish- using cod in this recipe! Can’t wait to taste all of these beautiful flavors!

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  22. Cameron says:

    This looks delicious! I’ll have to try it for dinner one night!

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  23. Sara says:

    It seems so tasty! Thank you for the recipe 😊

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  46. The Editor says:

    OMG looks delicious! And its already dinner time here. Me likey 🙂

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  47. This fish looks so nice and crispy. Love the sounds of the spices. I would even use this in tacos!!

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  48. The FoodOlic says:

    I often do chicken tikka masala but never tried with fish! Clearly have to try it out! Love your recipes!

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  49. I love fish tikka!! It’s my favourite!!

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  50. geekswhoeat says:

    This sounds incredible! I am always looking for new seafood recipes.

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  51. Samantha says:

    I dont typically like fish but this looks delish!

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  52. I love brown rice, quinoa and cows cous. It took me a little time, but they are such healthier options to white rice.

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  53. Omg can we say yum?’ I just love tilapia! Must give your recipe a try.

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  54. Shaheen Khan says:

    I love fish and use tandoori spices a lot so this recipe is a must try for me. Would like to try it with Dory fish though, never tried Tilapia.

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  55. sami says:

    your fish tika looks delicious and very nice cooked i cant wait to try it on

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  65. Lynn | The Road to Honey says:

    Probably one of the biggest changes that I’ve made as of late is I started tracking my calories as a way to control portion size. It’s made me realize how small some food needs to be portioned and how big other portions actually are. It’s made a huge difference and I am feeling healthier & looking leaner just with this small change. As for baking with almond flour. . .I absolutely love it and the nuttiness that it brings to a recipe (of course I am all about the almonds & eat a ton of almond based ingredients on the regular).

    As for this fish tikka. . .it looks so fantastic. I eat a lot of chicken tikka (I started eating this when I was living in Kenya). . .but I’ve never had fish tikka. I’m definitely going to need to give this a try, especially since the hubby has started to eat more fish.

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  66. bitesofflavor says:

    My husband and I just LOVE Indian food… especially when I can make it at home. I love that you use already made tandori masala sauce, that makes for a nice quick weeknight meal. I’ve never tried fish with tandori so I definitely am going to make this soon!

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  67. Michelle Waller says:

    Just the name sounds amazing!! I would love to give this a try one day this week.

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  68. This makes me wonder why I’ve never seen fish on the menu at the Indian restaurants I go to. Mostly chicken and lamb. This looks really good!

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  69. This looks amazing! I am always looking for new ways to spice up my dinners. Sending to my husband to add to the menu!

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  70. Avin says:

    Love the zero oil prep. 👍👍

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  71. Thank you so much. It was delicious. Thanks for stopping by.

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  72. Thank you so much. It was delicious and yes, they should add more fish items. Thanks for stopping by.

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  76. Soma Saharay says:

    Thats too tempting…

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  77. Thank you so much!!

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  78. Joy Mukherjee says:

    Don’t know when I will cook but very soon…… the pictures u have posted is inviting me to dive into the screen

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  79. Thank you so much for stopping by Joy da!!When you make this dish, please share a pic.

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  80. Robin rue says:

    That sounds really good. I am sure my whole family would love to eat this.

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  81. This looks amazing, and I love that it’s so simple! With the prep done the night before, it’s a quick and easy school-night dinner!

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  82. Omg can we say yum?!? I’m always looking for new fish recipes! Must try!

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  83. That looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

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  84. This meal looks delicious! I will have to try this one out, it’s a great change from the normal Tilapia recipes I do.

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  85. Amber says:

    This looks so good! I don’t even like fish, but this looks tasty enough to try!

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  86. Esse D says:

    I still have a fear of quinoa, but I may try to be brave and embrace the grain as you have. The dish looks amazing. I actually need new quick dinner dish ideas.

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  87. Elizabeth O. says:

    That looks so good! It’s packed with flavor and what I love is that it’s not cooked with anything fatty! It’s a win for me.

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  88. That’s really lovely. It’s not that difficult to make. I’ve been looking for recipes like this ever since I started my whole 30 diet and I am definitely keeping this one!

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  89. Ana De-Jesus says:

    Tandoori Tikka is one of my faves and this fish looks wholesome and fresh. My friend is a big fan of fish so this would be perfect to make when he comes over x

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  90. Oh my, i think i regret clicking your link because… Ang feeling hungry wiht your post! Haha love it dear 🙂

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  91. Oh my, i think i regret clicking your link because… And feeling hungry wiht your post! Haha love it dear 🙂
    Diet postponed!

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  92. Karina says:

    I’m drooling as I type this. Hope you don’t mind. This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try the recipe.

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  93. As soon as I laid eyes on your first pic, my eyes got big and I got hungry! It looks so good!! I’ll have to pin this for a later date!

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  94. I love a good veggie tandoori. I may try to modify this recipe for dinner.

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  95. alpluslex says:

    Oh my gosh this looks so good! I love that you created such an easy recipe for week night meals.

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  96. This dish looks amazing, I love you photography it really makes me feel like the plate is right in front of me. I too am scared about eating quinoa tried it before and didn’t really like it not really used it again

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  97. Thank you for stopping by. Yes, it was very delicious. Do try and let me know.

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  98. This looks amazing. It is so important to use high quality fish. I love the spices you used, too. Must make this!

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  99. That looks so good. I could use some seafood in my life right now. This looks like it would be so tasty.

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  100. This sure looks delicious! I think now you need to try an air fryer! I love mine and it does an incredible job!

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  101. Latasha says:

    Wow! This meal looks amazing. I would totally try this for me and my hubby.

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  102. Tereza says:

    This looks mouth watering!!! And your photography is just beyond amazing! Totally going to try this on the weekend, it looks delicious! x

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  103. annalisanuttall says:

    This look delicious, What a nice meal to make. I should do this for my husband. xx

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  104. fortheloveofjars says:

    These look lovely! My family don’t eat fish but you could easily replace it for chicken. I will check out your other recipes always great to get some new ideas!

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  105. I’ve been incorporating more tumeric into my cooking the last few months so this recipe is perfect for me. I’ve never really tried making Indian food at home so I’m looking forward to giving it a try.

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  106. Amanda Love says:

    Wow! It’s always nice to cook with chicken because it’s versatile and easy to absorb flavors. I would love to try this for dinner one of these days.

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  107. Nancy says:

    Haha oh goodness! Can I ask why there was a fear of quinoa? I find it so tasty and incredibly fast/easy to cook 🙂

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  108. Jenny says:

    This looks so good. My husband loves fish tacos but I can never find a good recipe. I’m going to have to give this a try. I love how well seasoned the fish looks.

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  109. Tandoori is one of our favorites! We use tandoori paste on tofu, tempeh and seitan. It’s amazing. Adds so much flavor!

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  110. Stace Werner says:

    I plan on sharing this with my dad; he has been on a Paleo-type diet for a bit now. I think he would really appreciate this dish.

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  111. Quinoa really isn’t as evil as people may think. It does take a bit to get used to if you aren’t used to it. My husband expected it to be just like rice, but it’s a little different. This recipe looks amazing by the way!!

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  112. adawnpaxton says:

    This looks amazing!! I love trying new fish recipes!

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  113. HilLesha says:

    I don’t eat seafood, but I’ll to share the link to your recipe with some of my friends and family members that enjoy it. Especially my mom!

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  114. everydaythoughtsbybrittany says:

    I love fish and Indian food but I’ve never made any combination of the two. I pinned this for later because this sounds like something I would really enjoy.

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  115. lydia says:

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. It’s not something I would normally test out, but you’ve convinced me!

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  116. Thanks you so much and yes do try. They are very easy, yet, delicious.

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  117. Mukimbwa Tom says:

    interesting,i did not know that you can pan fry it.thanks

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  118. Yuummmm yummmm yummmm😋😋😋

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