Tandoori Fish / Tandoori Pomfret

Prep time
25 min
Cooking time
10 min
Cousine / Course
Indian-sides
Servings
2-3

Ingredients Marination

  • पापलेट/ Pomfret / Golden Pompano- 1
  • तिखट / लाल मिर्च / Chili powder – 1tsp
  • मीठ / नमक / Salt – as per taste
  • लिंबू / नींबू / Lime juice – 1/4 tsp

Instructions – Marination

  1. Take whole pomfret fish, remove tails, fin and scales
  2. Wash fish and wipe extra water with cloth
  3. Make incisions/cuts on both side of clean fish and keep it side
  4. take bowl add red chili powder, salt, lemon juice mix well
  5. Apply this mix allover to fish on both side and inside as well
  6. Keep marinated fish for 10 min, lets make second marination

Ingredients Tandoori Masala

  • Rosted बेसन / Gram flour – 2 tbsp
  • गरम मसाला / Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  • धने / धनिया / Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • जीरेपूड / जीरा / Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • अदरक / Ginger powder – 1/4 tsp
  • चाट मसाला / Chaat Masala – 1/2 tsp
  • बडीशेप / सौंफ/ Fennel seed powder-1/4 tsp
  • कसूरी मेथी / Kasoori Methi – 1 tsp
  • तिखट / लाल मिर्च / Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • कश्मिरी मिर्च / Kashmiri Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • ओवा / अजवाइन / Ajwain – 1/4 tsp
  • लसुन / लेहसुन / Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • लिंबू / नींबू / Lime juice – 1/2 tsp
  • दही / Curd – 3 tbsp
  • मीठ / नमक / Salt – as per taste
  • कोथंबीर/ धनिया पत्ता/ Coriander chopped

Instructions – Baking Fish

  1. Take bowl add besan, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger powder, chat masala, fennel powder, kasoori methi, Chili powder, Kashmiri chili powder, ajwain/carrom seeds, garlic paste, lemon juice, curd, salt and coriander leaves, mix well. use little water if mix is too thick
  2. Apply this masala allover the fish
  3. Keep it aside for 10 min
  4. After 10 min, put metal rack on stove on medium heat
  5. Bake fish directly on medium flame until black spots appear
  6. Turn and repeat same on other side
  7. Now to cook fish inside, place fish in pan and cook on low for 4-5 min, press lightly with spatula if needed
  8. Turn over and and cook for another 4-5 min, press gently
  9. Tasty, healthy, Zero oil Tandoori Fish is ready!

Tips

  1. Marination with lemon juice helps reduce fish smell
  2. Turmeric can also be used for marination
  3. Oven bake fish for 15-10 min on °356 F / °180 C, flip fish half way through
  4. Fresh fish taste best for this recipe

How to serve

  1. Serve with onion lachha, salad

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