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Tandoori Pomfret

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A juicy and delicious dish that is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Tandoori Pomfret

Tandoori Pomfret is a delicious seafood dish where a whole pomfret is marinated and cooked in a tandoor or in an oven.

Immensely popular in the coastal regions of India, this dish easy to cook and tastes good.

The dish is pretty versatile as it can be made in multiple ways – you can cook the pomfret in a tandoor, oven or grill it as well.

Serve this delicious dish with lemon juice for a happy weekday lunch or dinner.


Tandoori Pomfret

Tandoori Pomfret
3.18 from 17 votes

Tandoori Pomfret Recipe

A juicy and delicious dish that is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, South Indian

Ingredients for Tandoori Pomfret

  • 2 Whole Pomfret cleaned and washed
  • 3/4 cup Plain Yogurt
  • 3 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 3 tsp Cream
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
  • 2 tbsp Gram Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp Butter

For Serving

  • Lemon Wedges

How to make Tandoori Pomfret

  • Make incisions on the both sides of the fish.
  • Mix the lemon juice, ginger garlic paste and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Rub this all over the fish and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Mix the yogurt, cream, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium flame.
  • Add the ajwain and gram flour. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, add turmeric powder and add this to the yogurt mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Rub this all over the fish.
  • Place the marinated fish on a plate and cover the plate with cling film (plastic wrap) and keep it in the fridge for 45 to 60 minutes to marinate.
  • Place the marinated fish on a greased baking tray lined with a sheet.
  • Place it in a preheated oven at 175C/350F for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and baste it with butter.
  • Cook until the fish has a crispy and golden crust.
  • Remove and serve hot with lemon wedges.


Fish cooks fast so keep an eye when it is in the oven.


Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

1 comment

Md ilyas September 18, 2014 - 2:11 pm

I love tandoori pomfret realy i like it thanks sir


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