How to make Fish Tikka -

Fish fillet pieces marinated with Indian spices and yogurt to make these delicious tikkas

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Surmai fish fillets, Hung yogurt (हंग कर्ड / दही का चक्का )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Fish Tikka

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fish Tikka Recipe

  • Surmai fish fillets , cut into 1 inch cubes 400 grams

  • Hung yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried fenugreek leaf powder (kasuri methi) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon , juice extracted 1

  • Mustard oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onion , cut into 1 inch cubes and layers separated 1 large

  • Tomatoes , seeded cut into 1 inch pieces 2 large

  • Green capsicums , cut into 1 inch pieces 2 medium

  • Butter as required

  • Onion rings to serve

  • Lemon wedges to serve


Step 1

To prepare marinade, take hung yogurt in a bowl, add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt, dried fenugreek leaf powder, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice and mustard oil and mix well.

Step 2

Add fish cubes to the marinade and mix till well coated. Set aside to marinate for 1-2 hours.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 200° C.

Step 4

On each skewer, insert 1 onion cube, 1 marinated fish cube, 1 tomato piece, 1 marinated fish cube, 1 green capsicum cube, 1 marinated fish cube and 1 tomato piece till all the ingredients are used and keep them on a plate.

Step 5

Grease a baking tray with some butter and place the prepared skewers in it. Keep the tray in preheated oven and bake for 7-10 minutes, basting with some butter in between.

Step 6

Keep the skewers on a serving platter, garnish with mint leaves and serve hot with onion rings and lemon wedges.

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