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This zesty and healthy tandoori fish tikkas can be made on the stovetop or in an oven or an air fryer. Enjoy them with some spicy chutney!

Tandoori Fish Tikka (Air-Fryer, Stove-Top & Oven)

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If you are looking for a good fish recipe, then try this Tandoori Fish Tikka recipe - Made with very little oil, this fingerpicking good fish recipe is bursting with Tandoori flavors! You can make these gluten-free fish dish either on an air fryer or oven or on a stovetop! Enjoy these portion-controlled healthy yet yummy fish tikkas with some hot chutney or with some rice!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tropical, International, Indian
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Air Fryer or Oven or Griddle

Ingredients
  

Fish

  • 1 pound Fresh Fish cut into 2 inch chunks

Tandoori Marinade

  • 1/2 Cup Thick yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. Paprika or Chili powder (if you want it spicy, use some hot pepper flakes).
  • 1 Tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. Tandoori Masala
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried fenugreek leaves

Instructions
 

PREPARE THE FISH

  • Cut the boneless fish into 2-inch chunks. Pat them dry to absorb the moisture from the fish.

PREPARE THE MARINADE

  • In a big mixing bowl, add all the marination ingredients - thick yogurt, salt, turmeric, tandoori masala, lemon juice, salt, dried fenugreek leaves and pepper
  • Marinate the fish fillet with the prepared marinade and keep it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours (minimum 4 to 5 hours). I kept mine marinated overnight.

MAKE FISH TIKKA APPETIZER IN OVEN

  • Pre-heat oven 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.
  • Bake the tikkas in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. No need to turn the fish.

MAKE FISH TIKKA APPETIZER IN AIR FRYER

  • Line the drip pan with aluminum foil.
  • Place the fry basket in the drip pan. Arrange the marinated fish in a single layer. Spray a spoonful of oil.
  • Set the Temp to 350 degrees F and air fry for 8 to 10 minutes.

MAKE FISH TIKKA APPETIZER ON STOVE TOP

  • Line the drip pan with aluminum foil. Place the fry basket in the drip pan.Arrange the marinated fish in a single layer. Spray a spoonful of oil.Set the Temp to 350 degree F and air fry for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Brush the griddle with some oil.
  • Once the griddle or pan is piping hot, add the marinated fish fillets one by one and very carefully. Fry the fish on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes each on medium to high heat.

SERVE TANDOORI FISH TIKKA

  • While serving, the tandoori fish tikka, sprinkle some chaat masala, and squeeze some lemon juice!
  • You can enjoy these delicious and healthy fish tikka just like that with some spicy chutney
  • You can use these fish tikkas as the filling for tacos or fish roll
  • you can serve these fish tikkas on a bed of basmati rice
Keyword Air Fryer, Fish, Indian Fish Dish, Oven, Stove Top, Tandoori, Tikka
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