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Tandoori Baked Fish Recipe – Macchi Tandoori Recipe

Tandoori Baked Fish Recipe - Macchi Tandoori Recipe

Tandoori Baked Fish Recipe – Macchi Tandoori Recipe

Tandoori chicken, marinated in an exotic blend of spices and roasted in a special clay oven or tandoor, is a North Indian classic that is very popular in Singapore. This version is prepared with fish, which goes very well with Cucumber Raita (see recipe below).

Ingredients :

  • 700 g (11/2 lbs) white fish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or melted butter, to baste
  • Lime or lemon, cut into wedges, to serve

Tandoori Paste

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 cm (3/4 in) fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 red finger-length chillies, deseeded
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

Method :

  1. Rub the fish fillets with the lemon juice and set aside.
  2. To make the Tandoori Paste, dry-roast the coriander and cumin seeds in a skillet over low heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes Set aside to cool. When cooled, grind the roasted seeds, ginger, garlic and chillies in a mortar or blender, adding a little yogurt if necessary to keep the blades turning. Add the yogurt and season with the sugar, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Rub the fish fillets with the Tandoori Paste and set aside to marinate for at least an hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) Place the fish on a rack with a baking tray directly below and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, basting from time to time with the ghee or melted butter. Serve hot with Cucumber Raita and lime or lemon wedges on the side.

Serves 4-6
Preparation time : 15 mins + marination time
Cooking time : 20 mins

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Source :
the food of Singapore
Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City
by David Wong & Djoko Wibisono
photos by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
introduction by Lee Geok Boi

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