Tandoori Pomfret

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Pomfret is one of my favorite in seafood. And, if you are a fish lover, then this is the dish you should definitely give a try. Traditionally, any variety of Tandoori is made in a tandoor oven or clay oven. But since i don’t have a traditional tandoor, i have just grilled my pomfret.

tandoori pomfret


600 gm         1 big Pomfret

2 tbsp           Ginger-Garlic Paste

1                   Lemon

1 tsp             Turmeric Powder

1 1/2 tbsp     Kashmiri Chili Powder

2 tsp             Coriander-Cumin Powder

1 tsp             Garam Masala Powder

1 tsp             Mustard Oil

1 tbsp           Kasuri Methi / Dry Fenugreek Leaves

1/2 tsp          Carom Seeds

2-3 tbsp        Greek Yogurt or Hung Yogurt

2-3 tbsp        Cream

1 tbsp           Gram Flour (Besan), roasted

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  1. Clean the fish and make few deep incisions on both sides of the fish.
  2. Combine ginger garlic paste, 1/2 tbsp chili powder, turmeric, lemon juice and salt, in a bowl. Add the fish and rub in the marinade on both sides, making sure the fish is completely marinated.
  3. Let it rest for 30 mins.
  4. Meanwhile, take the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.
  5. Rub the fish with the marinade to coat properly. Also try to fill some marination inside the fish.
  6. Cover and set aside the marinated fish in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours or overnight.
  7. Cook the fish for 6-8 mins each side, on the griller, basting with some oil in between.
  8. Serve hot with some onion rings, lemon wedges and a mint chutney.

38 thoughts on “Tandoori Pomfret

      1. Will surely keep that in mind sweetie!! 😁😁
        I really honestly think that ppl who share recipes are big hearted ppl.. They are devoid of the being calculative trait..
        Sharing recipes is sharing love… ❤️❤️

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    1. Awww. Thanks dear. I so loved what you just said, ”Sharing recipes is Sharing Love”… ❤️❤️
      If my dear ones and people in general had not shared their recipes, i would have never been here & also might not have got to see a smile on my loved ones face every day, coz of me.
      Hats off to all the bloggers out here who are sharing their experiences and knowledge with the world. I get to learn soo much each day. Cheers to you.

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    1. Hi Freda. I can relate so much. I had been looking for pomfret’s since a long time dear. We don’t find it much here too. I sometimes came across the frozen indian pomfrets which don’t even look fresh and worth buying. Just got lucky this time and was just so happy & excited. haha.. 😉

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    1. Thanks for the nomination dear. I had done the versatile award recently. But will surely answer your questions and do it again, once I am done with the other pending awards. Btw, thanks for thinking of my blog. Really appreciated. 🙂

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    1. Hello Kat. Thanks for stopping by. I am glad that you liked the recipe. Btw, Pomfret is the name of the fish I have used. You can instead use snapper or salmon or any other fish of your choice. 🙂


    1. Thank you sunaina. Yes it’s indian silver pomfret. And yeah you can use any fish here, but remember any small fish (kaane-silver whiting, mackerel etc ) will cook soon so grill for less time. My mil uses black pomfret sometimes too.


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