How to make Hammour Tikka Zafrani -

Boneless pieces of fish marinated in yogurt and cooked in a tandoor.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Hammour Fillets (हम्मोर फिले ), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Hammour Tikka Zafrani

Hammour Tikka Zafrani Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Hammour Tikka Zafrani Recipe

  • Hammour Fillets 600 grams

  • Yogurt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Yogurt 2 cups

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/4 cup

  • Saffron (kesar) 6-8 strands

  • Milk 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies,chopped 4-6 cloves

  • Garam masala powder 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 2 teaspoons

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Apply salt and lemon juice to the fish pieces and set aside. Hang yogurt in a muslin cloth to remove excess water. Dry roast besan on low heat until it is cooked well. Soak saffron in warm milk. Combine besan and hung yogurt and rub thoroughly until smooth.

Step 2

Then mix ginger paste, garlic paste, green chillies, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, salt and saffron dissolved in milk.

Step 3

Mix thoroughly. Refrigerate fish pieces in this marination for about thirty to forty minutes preferably in the refrigerator. String the fish pieces on to skewers and cook in tandoor or grill until done. Serve hot sprinkled with chaat masala.

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