Nov 14, 2012

Fish Tikka made on Stove top ( Tikka made in Tawa )

Hai guys..Hope everyone had a great diwali..I had a wonderful blasting diwali. It was so special to me since it is my first diwali after wedding. We had great foods, lots of fun, lots of crackers in my mum's place. I completely enjoyed it. Now off to the recipe..

I am not a big fan for fish. But last weekend I absolutely fell in love with fish, when I tasted fish manchurian and this fish tikka. I never thought that fish taste so good when had chinese style and when it gets a grill twist. I used the basic tikka masala recipe, but I didn't marinate it for a long time since it is fish.I thought of using the oven to grill these, but due to the frequent powercut in our place my plan got completely failed. So I decided to grill it tawa. Still these tikkas turned out beautiful.

Each piece of fish was so beautifully cooked and tastes amazing. They were spicy, tangy, flaky and just melts in your mouth. Each piece of fish absorbed all the flavours which you add there. All together it was a special dish.Try it out and you will know why it is so special.

Preparation Time - 10 mins
Marination Time - 30 mins
Cooking Time - 15 mins
Serves - 5 to 6


Fish Pieces ( I used Trevally / Jack / Parai meen ) - 500 gms ( Boneless, White Fleshed Fish )
Oil for pan frying

Curd / Thick Yogurt - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1 tsp or to taste
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice - 2 tblspn
Coriander leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Mint leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Corn Flour / Corn Starch - 3 tblspn
Oil - 1 tblspn


Take a bowl and add in all the marination ingredients in the given order and mix well.

Add in the fish pieces and mix well with the marination.

Leave this to marinate for atleast  30 mins.

Now take wooden skewers and arrange this fish pieces in it.

Heat a non stick tawa on medium heat and drizzle few drops of oil over it.

Arrange these skewers on it and fry it on low heat, rotating often till it is seared properly and cooked on all sides. It will take around 15 mins.

Remove from the heat and serve hot with some lemon wedges.


You can cook this in oven too. Preheat the oven to a grill mode at 220 Degree C/450 Degree F . Arrange the skewers on a oiled foil lined baking tray and cook in the oven for 10-15 mins. Take the tray from the oven half way through and flip the skewers over and cook again.

You can skip the skewering process and cook the fish as it is.

Take all your ingredients

Take curd in a bowl

add spice powders

Add ginger garlic paste

add in corn flour

add in herbs

season with salt

and some lemon juice

mix everything together

till they are combined

add in fish pieces

drizzle some oil in

and mix well

Skewer the fish pieces in the sticks

and grill them

Grill on all sides



  1. Nossa, que carninha com um aspeto bem suculento!!

  2. Wow fish tikka ..looks so juicy and mouthwatering.Very nice click Aarthi.
    Glad to follow u, wud be super glad if u follow back :)

  3. this recipe looks yummy... if baking, what is the temperature and time for doing so?

  4. Amazing dear. Thanks for sharing this stove top recipe.

  5. Happy Diwali! Thanks for the recipe..Big fan of your blog..I leave comments occasionally..mostly asking questions...I have a request..when you do recipe that is dry (not too much gravy)i.e. backed in oven, deep fried, bbq-ed, or would be really nice if you put one picture such that we can see the inside of piece cut in the middle. Mostly to see the texture/colour of food...just to get an idea...mine usually get over cooked and dry. Would be big help...if you could. Thanks again.

  6. Every time I stop by here to see what you've cooked up...I have to go get a snack. I'm always hungry!

  7. @AJYes sure..I will do it next time

  8. @RafeedaI have mentioned it in my notes. You should bake at 220 Degree C/450 Degree F for 15 - 20 mins or till it is cooked

  9. Looks great!!!!!!!! Would love to try it out on weekend

  10. I'm a sucker for things on sticks and tikka is always a treat. I wish I had some fish in my freezer cause I'd be making this ASAP.

    I just finished making 2 batches of gulab jamun today and am planning on making paneer, pea and potato samosas tomorrow.

  11. You told that we should use 1 cup curd in the ingredients. i went ahead and used one cup without looking at your pictorial. It became very watery :( . Please revise the ingredients. Your pictorial doesnt suggest one cup curd. I used a standard measure cup so it shouldnt be wrong.

  12. @ShwetaYou need 1 cup of marinate for 500 gms of fish. I think you used little watery curd so that it has turned watery.

    you should use thick curd without any water in it.

  13. such a easy way to cook on stove tops,helps people who dnt have oven...useful post aarthi,as usual..
    Keep rocking

  14. This looks amazing, what a great idea for fish. I like that it can be done stove top!

  15. wow so lovely n also a unique method will try soon can we try chicken tikka also lik dis?

  16. How did u remove the skin fully and cut in chunks ?? Any tips

    Milk fish will do ??

  17. @Regimy fish seller did that for me, yes u can use any white fleshed fish

  18. Hi, the recipe looks delicious!! Just one question, is it ok to use milk product(yogurt) along with fish as it is said that milk products should not be eaten with or after having fish? thanks

  19. Can I use salmon fish for the same recipe


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