How to make Zesty Fish Tikka -

Chatpata fish tikka – fish pieces marinated with lemon juice, yogurt and some masalas, skewered and baked.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fish fillets (फिश फिले), Lemon juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Zesty Fish Tikka

Zesty Fish Tikka Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Zesty Fish Tikka Recipe

  • Fish fillets cut into 1 inch pieces 450 grams

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + for greasing

  • Hung yogurt ¼ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder ½ teaspoon

  • Rock salt (sendha namak) 1 teaspoon

  • Pomegranate pearls dried 1 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) dried 1 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) ½ teaspoon

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC. Line a baking tray with an aluminum foil and grease with some oil.

Step 2

Take fish pieces in a bowl. Add lemon juice, mix and set aside for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Combine yogurt, salt, ginger-garlic paste, crushed peppercorns, chilli powder and garam masala powder in another bowl and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon oil and mix again.Add fish and mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Grind together rock salt, pomegranate seeds, fenugreek leaves, carom seeds and caraway seeds to a fine powder.

Step 5

Insert marinated fish pieces onto satay sticks.

Step 6

Put the satay sticks onto the baking tray. Place the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Step 7

Sprinkle prepared spice powder on top and serve hot.

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