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Fish Tikka Recipe.

Fish Tikka

Fish Tikka

Fish Tikka

Fish Tikka With Skew

Fish Tikka With Skew

Fish Tikka

Fish is very good food. It is easily available, can cook in little or no oil. Very healthy as it is full of omega 3 fatty acid.. It is very good for heart as it reduce bad cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein). LDL clogs arties which lead to high blood pressure and is rich in HDL which is good lipoprotein. HDL can not only reduce LDL but also take it from the arteries and make it available for the use by the body.

Coming to Fish tikka, this is one of the authentic Indian cooking. This dish is definitely Punjabi and since there is no sea near Punjab so only fresh water fish is used in this dish. Fish Tikka is famous now in all over India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and in parts of world there is large Indian or Pakistani population like Britain. The fish used in this dish are Surmei, Singhara and you can use Salmon fish where Surmei fish is not available.


Serves 4:

1. Fish: 750 grams / 1 pound 10 oz fillets, skinned.

2. Saffron thread: 1 pinch pounded.

3. Hot milk: 1 Tsp

4. Yogurt / Curd: 100 ml / 4 oz

5. Garlic Puree: 1 Tsp

6. Ginger Puree: 1 Tsp

7. Table Salt: 1 Tsp

8. Granulated Sugar: ½ Tsp

9. Juice of half lemon.

10.Red Chilli Powder: 1 Tsp

11.Garam masala : ½ Tsp

12.Fennel Seeds: 1 Tsp grounded

13. Gram Floor: 2 Tsp

14. Olive Oil: 3 Tsp + little extra for brushing

15.Sliced tomatoes and cucumber to garnish

16.Sliced lemon to serve.


1. Take pounded saffron and soak it in hot milk for about 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Except for fish and Olive oil, take all other ingredients in to a bowl and whisk them with a fork or wire whisk until they are smoothly blend in to each other.

3. Now take the milk in to which saffron was added and put it in the above mixture. Beat it well so it also blends in that mixture.

4. Now take the fish and cut it in to small 2 inch or 5 cm pieces and put the fish pieces in to the mixture.

5. Now take a spoon and gently mix the mixture with the fish. Making sure that fish is covered from all side with this mixture.

6. Now cover this marinated fish and keep it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

7. After 2 hours take the fish out and let it gain some temperature so it gets to room temperature.

8. Now pre heat the grill to high. Now on the grill rack paint oil with the brush.

9. Take 8 skews and oil them slightly.

10. Now line the grill pan with foil.

11.Now take a skew and pass it through fish pieces, leaving a small gap between fish pieces.

12. Repeat this with all 8 skews.

13. Arrange skews on the grill pan and put it in the preheated oven and cook for 3 minutes.

14. Now brush the fish with olive oil and heat for about a minute more.

15. Now turn over the skews and put some more oil and if any marinade left and cook for another 3 minutes.

16.Now put remaining oil on the fish and cook for 2 minutes more.

17.Now fish would give a little charred look.

18. Remove the fish from the heat and leave it to cool for 5 minutes or so,

19. Garnish with sliced tomatoes and cucumber.

20.Serve it with lemon wedges to squeeze over the fish.

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Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on September 24, 2013:

Thanks David

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on September 24, 2013:

Thanks Rajan.

DavidHog from Jaipur on September 23, 2013:

Mouth watering stuff..! great hub.. sharing and upvoting...!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 23, 2013:

The fish tikka looks delicious. Thanks fro sharing this lovely recipe.

Voted up and shared.

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on May 27, 2013:

This fish is very easily available in Delhi markets. Since we do not come from fish eating area so we usually eat fish with no bones. This is one of the costliest fish we have in Delhi.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 27, 2013:

I have heard of people catching king fish but not sure if our fish markets sell it. Will have to look next time. Thanks again. Tweeting this hub!

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on May 14, 2013:

Thanks Peggy for comment and share. Surmei fish is also called king fish. So if you have that in your area, it would be wonderful.

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Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 14, 2013:

This sounds absolutely wonderful! I am not familiar with Surmei fish but we have plenty of available salmon that we can substitute. Thanks for giving us this healthy and flavorful sounding recipe. Up and useful votes and will share this with others.

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on March 14, 2013:

Thanks Julia

julia on March 13, 2013:

cool my sister try it last night she said it was great

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on March 07, 2013:

Thanks Marissa.

MANKESHWAR KUMAR on March 07, 2013:


Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on February 10, 2013:

Thanks A Bove

A. Bove from New York on February 10, 2013:

Excellent, will look for it in stores.

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on February 10, 2013:

Thanks A bowe. Gram flour is also known as besan and what it is you can check here

you can also see pictures on google by typing besan aata

it is yellow in colour and is made from brownish chickpeas

A. Bove from New York on February 10, 2013:

Looks wonderful! I plan in making it this week. What is gram floor?

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on February 06, 2013:

Thanks ana and marissa

Marissa Buhalog on February 05, 2013:

For all fishlover outhere....there are so many delicious recipe for fish but Fish Tikka recipe is for u,very healthy and easy to it..

Ana on December 25, 2011:

I love fish, should move to the beach! Maybe... who knows! Again thank you for the recipe.

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on December 16, 2011:

Thanks Jenubouka once again to show love on my page and i plan to put naan recipe soon.

jenubouka on December 11, 2011:

I have always been curious about how Tikka was made, and this is great for folks who may not like fish flavor. Okay so you have now provided me with my weeks meals...These look so good, and with all the spices sound very healthy.

Okay now that you know I am a huge fan of Indian food I am patiently waiting to learn more about Naan. I love this and would love to learn about how it came about and what makes it so incredible!

Your new foodie fan!

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