Fish Tikka – How to make tandoori fish tikka in oven

Fish Tikka

Written by Mullai

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  1. deepuarun

    Hi mullai, I tried many of ur recepies.It came out really well….can i make this fish tikka with king fish or pomphret?pl suggest me.

    1. Mullai

      Deepu, king fish might work but not sure about pomfret as its not that fleshy. Pomfret can be broiled as a whole fish as deboning is quite difficult. Thanks for your feedback.

  2. Mrs Dhinesh

    Hi Mullai ,

    I jus joined your site , but through my sister i came to know about this site . I even tried many receipes from your entries . Can i try out this with KING fish ?

  3. Vandana Ajay

    Hi Mullai,
    I just joined this site, and after reading just a few recipes, am impressed. Will definitely try out a few and let you know. You are a STAR!!!


  4. bvani

    Hi Mullai,

    I would like to try this recipe.. but i have only basic model microwave over which has manual timer and temperature settings. pls help me how to cook this dish…

  5. Ron

    Hi Mullai Akka,

    Want to try this recipe.Bt i currently hav pollak fish..I doubt wheather the fish woud do for this tikka item.
    Advise me.And what is bakng sheet.Do u mean aluminium foil.
    Plz Advise
    Thank U..

    1. Mullai

      Ron, baking sheet is any oven proof tray, you can also place aluminum foil over that to avoid sticking. I haven’t tried Pollock, so don’t know about the taste. If its fleshy and less stinky then go ahead and make a small batch.

  6. dblakshmi


    what i generally do is, use all the dry powders of your ingredients list + tandoori powder (except yogurt and lime,gg paste), mix well in a cup and roll every piece into that. the fish is uniformly coated with the masala on all the sides, then put them on dosa tawa and cook. then garnish with onion and lime.



  7. dblakshmi

    Hi Mullai,

    I have once made this recipe with tilapia fillet, almost the same ingredients except for food color and lime. i thought lime would break them. I baked them. it turned too soft. my son (6 yrs old) commented ‘way too soft’ ,so i stopped baking fishes. i hv not bought catfish. i love to eat fish but scared of the smell. i found tilapia has the least fish smell.
    After seeing the pic of this, i again want to bake the fish(tilapia) today. tell me what has to be done to have the fish in the right consistency, not too soft not too hard.



  8. sophiaprasanna

    Mullai,I just finished making ur Fish Tikka, it came out great… daughter loved it too….
    just that i forgot to add the food colour…will do it correct next time….
    Thank u sooooo much….u are great.

  9. NithyaVimal

    I tried this out yesterday , just replaced the Cat Fish with Tilapia fillets and it turned out to be fantastic, and Guess what I am doing it again today 🙂

    Many Thanks to you – This is one of the quickest dishes to make, without compromising the taste 🙂

  10. Thamizh

    Hai Mullai!!

    Iam a new member to ur site.. though i enrolled long back did not try any should say.. just wanted to stick on some healthy recipe over the weekend n made fish tikka.. it was splendid.. ur work is worth an applaud!!

  11. preethika

    Hi Mullai…i tried this dish came out well ..but it wasnt as crispy or browned as in de pic…i broiled for a min and 10 secs afraid of burning the whole thing..may be that was de reason..but thanks for such a wonderful recipe.

  12. Bala Gan

    Mullai, can you give the suggested weight for the fish. We do not eat cat fish and I would like to substitute for another kind.

    Thank you for your hard work on this site…it’s a fantastic resource!

  13. kraechel

    Hello Mullai.. today I want to tell u all the recipes that I tried from

    I have preparing fish tikka with salmon.. its excellent…we really enjoy it inspite of being done in negligible oil..

    Thank you


  14. Mullai

    Well, you have the answer in your question. TRY ! try! try! is all that it takes. Many attempts, quite a lot of flops and atleast 2 to 3 trials before the recipe actually appears here.


    1. jayasri

      hi mullai

       am a great fan of urs….everyday am visiting ur site for cooking

      coz am married only 6 months b4 …only by the help of ur recepies only i got appreciation everyday from my hubby……….i tried ur fish tikka also

      asusual i put sorry sorry u put sixer in that also

      great effort by u for us

      neengal pallaaaandu vetriyudan vaazha en ulamaarndha vaazhthukkal

      have a good day

  15. Nithya

    Wow…Mullai u're rocking … Mullai ,,,I love u…hahaha(Kidding).. I want to come to ur place and come u try all these receipes and bring out the sooper taste… Love, Nithya

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