Tandoori Fish

A weekend special post...Tandoori Fish!!
I made Mackerel Tandoori...you can also try Pomfret or Kingfish Tandoori...that would be awesome too.

I got this idea of Tandoori fish from my sister. She told me once that she made tandoori fish, so I thought of giving it a try.
I made some changes to her recipe and tried this version of fish and it was awesome...just like restaurant one!

The preparation time is very less and so is cooking time.
I remember trying tandoori fish and patra in machhi once in an restaurant and was fan of both preparations but the fish they had used was cat fish..so didn't get that Indian flavor to taste.

I found these nice and fresh Mackerels recently so tried many dishes with them. This time I made a tandoori fish, along with it I made steamed Rice,Sol Kadi,White Radish Sabji,Prawns and Radish Curry.
Check my recipe of Stuffed Mackerel /Mackerel Recheado recipe too.

Please try my recipe of tandoori fish and let me know how it works for you!!

Mackerel Tandoori Fish Indian Seafood


Tandoori Fish
  • 2 Nos Mackerel / Bangda
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger-Garlic-Green Chili Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Tandoori Masala Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Tamarind Pulp
Clean and wash the Mackerel's. No Head and No Tail,clean the fish well and wash and keep aside.
Soak a lemon sized tamarind ball in 2 Tablespoon warm water for 5 mins,then squeeze the tamarind to take pulp.
Discard any tamarind seeds.
Now in a bowl,mix salt,turmeric powder,red chili powder,ginger-garlic-green chili paste,tandoori masala,tamarind pulp.
Mix well.
With a knife make slits on the mackerel skin.
Now stuff the masala nicely with your hands inside the fish skin,on both sides of fish.
Apply remaining masala on the fish.
Keep it aside for 1/2 an hour to marinate well.
Grill the fish on a grilling plate or on a grilling rack in oven too.
I preferred on grilling plate.
Try adjusting your oven timings and try to grill in oven.
Enjoy with hot steaming rice and curry!!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 Servings


  • Adjust the spice level as per your tolerance.
  • You can also add garam masala powder to increase spice level.