How to make Tandoori Fish with Cucumber Raita -

The best thing about fish is that it takes on the flavours of the masalas well and make excellent main course.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fish fillets (फिश फिले), Hung yogurt (हंग कर्ड / दही का चक्का )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Tandoori Fish with Cucumber Raita

Tandoori Fish with Cucumber Raita Recipe Card


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 : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Tandoori Fish with Cucumber Raita Recipe

  • Fish fillets cut into medium pieces 2

  • Hung yogurt 4 tablespoons

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1½ teaspoons

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) ½ teaspoon

  • Red chilli paste 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice of ½ lemon

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoons

  • Oil for greasing

  • Lemon wedges to serve

  • Cucumber raita

  • Cucumbers 2 medium

  • Yogurt ½ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin seeds crushed ½ teaspoon


Step 1

Put hung yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, dried fenugreek leaves, red chilli paste, salt and lemon juice in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Add mustard oil and mix again. Add fish pieces and rub the marinade all over the fish pieces. Set aside to marinate for 1 hour.

Step 3

To make cucumber raita, slice cucumber thinly with a peeler. Take yogurt in a bowl. Add salt and crushed cumin seeds and mix well. Refrigerate both the cucumber slices and yogurt mixture to chill.

Step 4

Heat sufficient water in a Gas Oven Tandoor (GOT). Brush with some oil. Place the marinated fish pieces on it and apply the leftover marinade on top. Cover and cook till the fish is fully cooked, flipping once in a while.

Step 5

Add cucumber slices to the yogurt mixture and mix well.

Step 6

Transfer tandoori fish onto a serving platter and serve hot with cucumber raita and lemon wedges.

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