Thursday, 21 November 2013

Badami machchi tikka

I am still in the Kebab mode and while I have tasted some of the best kebabs in the last couple of weeks in Turkey, I love our Kebabs too. And I have a soft spot for Fish Tikka. Now I have this marginally irksome habit trying to give my twist to anything and everything. Some of them have been disasters. Some, I am proud of. So, about my fish Tikka, every time I make it at home I make a different version, I add something more, take something out. And over time I have developed my Badami Fish Tikka. Now this isn’t culinary ingenuity, but this dish is a winner. The cashew nut paste I add to the marinade gives the Tikka a whole new dimension. And a little Kasuri Methi does wonders to the flavour.
Here’s the recipe. A must try this winter…


Bekti fillet cut in  cubes - 500 gms
Grated Ginger - 3 tbsp 
Garlic paste - 2tbsp
Cashew nut paste- 3 tbsp
Green chili paste - 1 tbsp
Chaat Masala - 1 tsp  + for sprinkling at the end
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri Chili powder - 11/2 tbsp 
Kasuri methi- 1 tbsp 
Salt to taste
Oil - 5-6 tbsp 
Lemon wedges 


  • For a good 45 minutes keep the fish immersed in a large bowl of salted water which has a few lemon wedges tossed in.
  • Take the fish out and keep in a bowl, make sure there isn’t any excess water in the bowl.
  • Now mix together the grated ginger, garlic paste, cashew nut paste, chaat masala, Kashmiri red chili powder, green chili paste, kasuri methi and garam masala.
  • Add 4-5 tablespoons of oil into the marinade and combine well. Add the marinade to the fish and make sure the fillets are well coated in the marinade. Keep aside for about 1 hour.
  • In a preheated oven, grill the fish pieces for 25-minutes at 160 degree centigrade or till fish is done, the juices dry. Or if you have a charcoal grill, go for it. 
  • Serve piping hot with lemon wedges, a sprinkle of chaat masala and some onion salad. It can't get better on a wintry evening, with a glass of wine perhaps. 


  1. Uff your recipes are so amazing! I have bookmarked so many of them now! This recipe again so nice...!!

    1. So glad try them out and let me know how they turn out...Keep reading allthatsdelicious and do spread the word!!!! Thanks again.