Rinse fish under cold running water. Pat dry with a paper towel. Make shallow cuts ready to marinate. This Tried and Tasted fish Tandoori (Baked Version) recipe will definitely get you over the roof

Prep Time 1 hr, Cook Time  20 min ,Total Time 1 hr, 20


1 Big Mackerel fish washed with bones on


For Marination:

2 Tablespoons Yogurt

1/4 Cup finely chopped onions

2 Chopped green chilies

1 Tablespoon Tandoori spice mix (I used homemade)

1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste

1 Teaspoon Red Chili powder

1 Teaspoon Garam masala (Preferably homemade which gives good flavor)

1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder

1 Tablespoon finely chopped Coriander leaves / Cilantro

1 Tablespoon Cooking oil

Salt to taste


1. Keep the head and tail on and remove the fins and insides of the fish. Make as many horizontal slits as possible to the fish on both the sides for marinade to go deep inside.

2.Wash it really well and apply salt on both the sides . Keep for about 10 minutes.

3.In a bowl, mix together all the marination ingredients together really well and apply it to the fish on both the sides, pressing the mixture inside the slits really well . Keep it covered for about 40-50 minutes for marination. The longer is better.

4.Preheat you oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit .

5.Lightly brush the grill with oil and place the fish over the grill. Place your grill on the baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes.

6.To check the fish whether baked well, insert a toothpick and check if it feel soft and light.

7.Remove out . Serve Tandoori fish with or without mint chutney.