Select the Freshest Fish: Begin by choosing fresh fish fillets. Opt for white fish like cod, tilapia, or snapper for a mild flavor.
Prepare the Marinade: Create a flavorful marinade using yogurt, minced garlic, ginger paste, red chili powder, turmeric, cumin, and garam masala.
Zesty Citrus Twist: Enhance the marinade with a splash of lemon juice or a few drops of vinegar for a tangy kick.
Marination Time: Coat the fish generously with the marinade and let it rest for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator to absorb the flavors.
Skewer the Fish: Thread the marinated fish pieces onto skewers, ensuring even distribution for consistent cooking.
Tandoori Cooking: Preheat your grill or oven to a high temperature (around 450°F or 230°C). Grill the fish for about 8-10 minutes, turning halfway, or bake in the oven until it's charred and cooked through.
Smoky Flavor: For an authentic tandoori touch, you can add a few soaked wood chips or charcoal to the grill for smokiness.
Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves and serve the tandoori fish hot with naan bread or rice, along with mint chutney and lemon wedges for a delightful Indian feast.