Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tandoori Fish Tikka

Tikkas are small pieces of boneless meat or fish marinated in spices and later grilled or baked. Here is the recipe for all your entertaining needs during the holiday season. Fish tikkas will make the perfect appetizer that are light, flavorful, healthy and easy to prepare.

Tandoori fish tikka

These tikkas are great eaten as they are. Serving it with mango salsa is like gilding the lilly.
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless salmon fillet


  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon Trader Joe’s curry powder
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon oil for basting
  • bamboo or metal skewers
  • Mango salsa homemade or store bought

Cut fish into two inch pieces and set aside. Mix all the ingredients for marinade and add fish to the marinade. Gently mix fish and marinade together until all pieces are coated with the marinade. Cover and transfer to the fridge and marinate for 4 – 24 hours.

If you are using bamboo skewers, soak them in water at least for an hour.

Preheat oven to broiler.

Thread marinated pieces onto metal or bamboo skewers. Line the edged baking sheet with a metal rack. Place skewers on to the rack and broil for 5 - 7 minutes, depending on your oven. Baste them with oil.

Transfer to a serving platter and serve with mango salsa.

* Recipe is adopted from my cookbook, Trader Joe's Simply Indian.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes),,please check out my books, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen and Trader Joe's Simply Indian at my website


  1. This looks delicious! I love Indian food!

  2. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


  3. wow nice blog...oosome receipes.. I will try it soon.
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