Grilled fish masala

Grilled fish masala


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About this recipe: Indian grilled fish masala, a lighter choice with maximum flavour. This dish is usually served as a starter, however I always have this as a main, adding roasted peppers and onions.

Serves: 2 

  • 2 to 4 fillets of fish, haddock or cod
  • 1 to 2 lemons
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 handful chopped fresh coriander
  • 250g yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons garam masala

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Extra time:1hr30min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr47min 

  1. Wash the fish thoroughly with water, then pat dry. Rub the fish with a mixture of lemon juice, pinch of salt and a pinch of coriander. Let the fish stand for 30 minutes, and drain off the released water.
  2. Make the marinade for the fish, by mixing yoghurt, ground ginger, garlic powder and garam masala together.
  3. Marinate the fish in the yoghurt for 1 hour (the longer left to infuse the better).
  4. Grill the fish on a charcoal barbecue for 5 to 7 minutes (each side), or place under the oven's grill for the same amount of time. You can also bake the fish for 15 to 20 min at 200 C / Gas 6; keep turning the on each side while baking every few minutes. Add a side salad, or roasted vegetables if eating this as a main.


For a similar dish, look up Tandoori fish, with is a slight variation but marinated and cooked in ghee or butter.

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