25th June 2024

Fish Tikka Tawa Se

Fish Tikka Tawa Se

Tandoori food is liked by all. But very few restaurants (including top rated ones), rarely serve a good fish tikka and we have not liked the way they cook it on numerous outings. For one, they use frozen fish, their marination is commercial and with added food colours and that is why I am mostly critical of restaurant food.  Also cooking on coal on a proper tandoor can be cumbersome for people living in apartments (although we manage that too, in the balcony). Therefore the Fish Tikka Tawa Se is a wonderful option if you want to do it smoke free and it tastes just as good.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 15 Mins. + 30 Mins. (marination)

Cooking Time:  12 to 15 Mins.


  • Sea Bass Fillet (deboned and cubed) – 350
  • Hung Yoghurt – ½ cup.
  • Besan[gram flour] – 1 tbsp.
  • Ginger (finely chopped) – 2 tsp.
  • Garlic (finely chopped) – 1 tbsp.
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 3 tsp.
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp.
  • ChaatMasala – ½ tsp.
  • Corriander Leaves (chopped fine) – 2 tbsp.
  • Lime Juice –2 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp. or to taste
  • Oil – 3 ½ tbsp.

Step 1:     Heat 1 ½ tbsp.. oil in a pan and add the besan. Roast on a low flame till fragrant. Whisk the yogurt with the roasted besan till smooth. Add the ginger and garlic to the mixture and mix well.

Preparation of Fish Tikka Tawa Se

Step 2:     Add the chilly, cumin and garam masala powders and mix well. Add lime juice, corriander, salt and mix well.

Step 3:     Add the fish cubes and coat them well. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preparation of Fish Tikka Tawa Se

Step 4:     Soak 5 to 6 wooden/bamboo skewers in water for 10 minutes. Skewer the fish on it.

Preparation of Fish Tikka Tawa Se

Step 5:     Heat a non-stick tawa [griddle pan]. When well heated, pour 2 tbsp. oil on it. Place the skewered fish on the tawa and cook uncovered on low heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Do this for all the four sides (be very gentle or your fish cubes will disintegrate).

Preparation of Fish Tikka Tawa Se
Preparation of Fish Tikka Tawa Se

Step 6:     Take off the heat, place on a plate and sprinkle chaat masala whilst turning them over.

Garnish with onion rings and corriander leaves. Serve with a mint-yogurt chutney.


  • Use Kashmiri chilly powder. It’s mildly spicy and you do not need to use food colour.
  • You can choose to use other boneless fish like ravas [Indian Salmon] or Basa.
Fish Tikka Tawa Se


  1. Hi Ina. I tried this recipe today but with a few modifications. I don’t have skewers so I fried them as we usually fry fish(on a flat tawa).
    I also used fillets instead of cubes.
    Other than that, I followed ur recipe to a T.
    And I must say IT WAS AWESOME!
    Keep up the good work girl. .and keep the finger-licking recipes coming ♥

  2. Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.

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