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Fish Tikka Recipe with Basa Fish | Basa Fish Tikka

Sumit Malhotra
Fish Tikka Recipe - When you try this Basa Fish Tikka recipe, you will see, how the flavours come out when the masala is mixed with thick yoghurt as a marinade and then the fish is grilled or pan-fried with so-little-oil.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Punjabi
Servings 2 servings
Calories 193 kcal


  • 2 Piece Fish Fillets I used Basa
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 0.5 Teaspoon Salt Do adjust it to suit your taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Paste
  • 4 Tablespoon Curd Hung Curd
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter or Ghee For basting
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice For garnishing


  • Get your ingredients ready.
  • Hang the curd if it is not a thick one already.
  • Wash and dry the fish chunks. If you are working with a big fillet, cut it into smaller chunks of 2.5 inches each.
  • Coat the fish in the lime juice and salt. Mix well and leave to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Add the yoghurt, turmeric, garam masala, red chilli powder and black cumin powder (and optional carom seeds) to a bowl. Mix well until combined.
  • Add the marinated fish from 5.
  • Mix again and leave in the fridge for approximately 1 hour before placing them on the tandoor.
  • Heat the gas oven tandoor on your gas stove and fill up the bottom tank with some water.
  • Place the marinated fish tikkas on the tandoori plate.
  • Cover it with the lid.
  • Turn once after 4 minutes and baste with butter or ghee.
  • Cook for another 4 minutes. Once cooked turn off the gas and rest for 2 minutes.
  • Once done, sprinkle some lemon juice.
  • Serve with sliced onions, mint & coriander chutney and lemon wedges.


  • Ensure fish is fresh and not smelly.
  • If using frozen fish, thaw it and dry it totally before marinating it.
  • Ensure fish is well covered while marinating it.
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