Tandoori Baked Fish

Macchi Tandoori

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in
The Food of Singapore: Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City

By Djoko Wibisono

Published 2015

  • About

Tandoori chicken, marinated in an exotic blend of spices and roasted in a special clay oven or tandoor, is a North Indian classic that is very popular in Singapore. This version is prepared with fish, which goes very well with Cucumber Raita.


  • 700 g ( lbs) white fish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<


  1. Rub the fish fillets with the lemon juice and set aside.
  2. To make the Tandoori Paste, dry-roast the coriander and cumin seeds in a skillet over low heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool. When cooled, grind the roasted seeds, ginger, garlic and chillies in a mortar or blender, adding a little yogurt if necessary to keep the blades turning. Add t