I’d love to hear what you think about this tandoori Fish
Given that it’s January and also the fact that I ate more than I should over the past few months, I’m trying to eat lighter while still enjoying my food.
This recipe may not be the lightest in the world but eaten in small portions it’s hardly cheating. I used low fat live vanilla yogurt for the marinade and the tandoori fish was shallow fried in extra virgin rapeseed oil. The flavour is so nice!
I’m calling this a tandoori fish dish not because it was cooked in a tandoor but because of the tandoori spices used. I blended in some of my CURRY GUY brand smoked tandoori masala into the batter but you could make your own or use another good quality brand too.
I used haddock in my tandoori fish recipe
but any meat white fish will do.
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Note: Gram flour – also known as chickpea flour – can not be purchased in most supermarkets and Asian shops. If you must, you could substitute plain flour but you won’t achieve the same nice red colour.
|My Almost Low Calorie Tandoori Fish||
- 500g haddock cut into one inch pieces (Or any other white meaty fish)
- 4 tablespoon plain low fat vanilla yogurt
- 4 tablespoons gram flour
- 3 tablespoons tandoori masala
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Rapeseed oil for shallow frying (Enough to fill a large pan one inch full)
- Mix the yogurt, gram flour, tandoori masala and salt and pepper together and add just enough water to make a thick batter.
- Place the fish pieces in the batter and allow to marinate while you heat the oil for frying.
- Heat the oil over medium high heat. When the oil is hot enough to brown a bread crumb in about 25 seconds, the oil is ready.
- Carefully remove the haddock pieces from the batter and lower them slowly into the hot oil.
- You will need to turn the fish from time to time until the tandoori fish is crisp and browned all over.
- Remove the fish pieces from the hot oil to drain on paper towels. Keep warm.
- I like to serve tandoori haddock with a cucumber or lettuce salad and lime juice. A yogurt raita is always quite nice too.
Thank you very much to Delish Fish for supplying the haddock for this tandoori fish recipe. I highly recommend their service!