Tandoori Pomfret...

Tandoori Pomfret..Such a simple thing, such a delicious thing. Nah Scratch that. Such a gloriously delicious thing..

Imagine taking a bite of perfectly grilled flaky succulent piece of a fish as yumm as pomfret...and to top that, its smothered in a tandoori masala that makes the long wait, worthwhile...

Yes, it takes time. 4-5 hours for the Tandoori Pomfret...
But simply coz you have to marinate it for the entire period..It takes 12-15 mins to grill, depending on the size of your fish..
I served it whole and on the bone..Obviously....
It simply renders itself rather indulgently to the fork..and with a flick of your wrist, it comes away revealing the juicy succulent flesh..
Squeeze on some lime...take a bite of some pickled salad or even onions, and simply dig in.

This one doesn't deserve to be kept waiting... Its without a doubt one of the best dinners I ever had..and yup I finished it all by myself. I am not sharing. No. Thank you.

Make yours today and enjoy the aromatic and healthy option ,that is this grilled piece of tandoori silver tail pomfret...

S :) 

Ingredients for 4 fish:


  1. Clean the fish, trim the tails and fins and wash thoroughly. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Make 3-4 incisions with a sharp knife across both sides of each fish. 
  3. In a bowl mix together, mustard oil,all the powdered masalas, lime juice, salt and ginger garlic paste.
  4. Whisk them well so that its mixed properly.
  5. Rub the marinade on both sides of the fish,add a little more mustad oil if needed..Ensure that they are completely coated with the marinade.
  6. Cover and set aside to marinade in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
After the half an hour,
  1. Whisk the yogurt with the roasted gram flour or besan and carom seeds ..mix thoroughly.
  2. Rub the fish with the marinade, to coat completely.
  3. Cover and set aside to marinate in the refrigerator for 3 -4 hours.
After the marination time is over,
  1. Remove the fish from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  3. Oil a baking/ grilling pan slightly. Place the fish on the pan carefully.
  4. Grill for 8-10 minutes ..
  5. Baste with melted butter, turn the skewers and grill again for another 3-4 minutes.No need to turn over the fish. Simply cook as is. 
  6. Once done, let it rest for 2-3 minutes., then serve hot with salad and mint chutney.