Tandoori Fish

June 17, 2008

Hello everyone. I am back again. :- ))

I am happy that everything has been wind up very smoothly and now I have moved to the new place and have been enjoying the reunion. It is a bit of challenge again to settle down in a new place where no one anything else but Chinese. And my Chinese is still at the very the basic level. Thankfully the company(where my husband works) takes care of the relocating issues, such as helping us in finding a good accommodation and arranging a new school for Rohan.

Rewinding back, it was in the middle of Rohan’s academic session last year, that my husband got a transfer order to move to Qingdao from Beijing. Normally, for a 4-year old child changing in the midst of the school session would not make much of a difference academically. But somehow I was not too keen for my little boy to abruptly wind up everything and start afresh. So I decided to stay put in Beijing for some time along with Rohan.

I must admit here that staying away from my husband and handling everything along was not the easiest decision to make and live through. Especially with the double the amount of loneliness when u already stay away from your own country and the loved ones. While staying alone, one of the things that I missed was the opportunity to cook elaborate meals as a part of our daily menu. I mean, who do you cook for?? So I used to go for only the simplest meals. The practically dotted my cooking repertoire in the last several months.

Here is one such recipe from those times. Wonderful and an easy to make recipe. Just marinating the fish with the blend of spices and pan-frying them was a complete meal for me.


2 Fish fillet or pieces
3tbslp Yogurt
1tbsp Garam masala
1tbslp Tandoori masala
1tsp Ginger paste
1tsp Garlic paste
1 or 2 Green chillies
Salt to taste
Lemon juice
Chat masala (optional)


Wash and dry the fillets, apply salt and lemon juice. Blend chilies, ginger and garlic to paste. Marinate the fish with yogurt, dry masala and the paste for at least 2 hours.

Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry them till done. Sprinkle chat masala and lemon juice and serve hot with coriander chutney and some tomato salsa.

My husband had come to receive us at the airport. As a welcome present, he had baked a lovely spiced apple cake for both us. Indeed, the joys of reuniting with your loved ones are bountiful.

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  • Reply Aparna June 17, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Your husband bakes a mean cake. Nice way to be welcomed.
    Do try out the bread, it is a lovely experience. I, personally, enjoy baking bread.
    Hope it turns out well.

  • Reply ranji June 17, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    oh wow!!i love tandoori fish..which fish have u used here?i am really drooling here..been a very long time since i had a fish sweet of ur hubby to bake cake for u:) spiced cake sounds wonderful:)

  • Reply Happy cook June 17, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Welcome back.
    You lucky girl. Your hubby bakes.

  • Reply Cham June 17, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Oh Lucky u r! Lovely cake and of course the fish and edible bowl, wow 🙂

  • Reply Pearlsofeast June 18, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Ranji , Thanks for always being there.I used Sea bass.It is got a mild flavor.

  • Reply Asha June 18, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Beautiful Photos Pearl!!:)

  • Reply delhibelle June 18, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    you settled in pretty fast, and your hubby’s cake looks gorgeous. Such a wonderful welcome!

  • Reply Archy June 18, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Apple spiced cake !! looks wonderful !! Waiting for the recipe 🙂 !!

  • Reply Jeena June 18, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Tandoori fish looks really tasty. 🙂

  • Reply Pragyan June 22, 2008 at 5:34 am

    oh, this looks so delicious..and I am not a big fan of fish actually..I know this is very untypical of an Odiya :p

    THe other day, my colleague who is basically from Turkey stated that they have a saying “If my father comes out of the sea, I will eat him” to emphasize on their seafood love. I was like, it can apply even for us Odiyas 🙂

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