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|