Fish Tandoori

Tandoori Fish is a traditional recipe and very famous in Pakistan. This recipe is a classic dish of fish cooked in a tandoori sauce.

1 large fish, whole (about 2 lb.) 
1 cup whipped yoghurt
1 tsp tomato sauce 
1 tsp garlic paste 
1 tsp ginger paste 
1 tsp green chilli paste 
1 tsp coriander powder 
1 tsp red chilli powder 
1/2 tsp cumin powder 
1 tsp tandoori masala powder 
Salt to taste 

Tandoori Masala Powder
4 tsp ground coriander 
3 tsp ground cummin 
4 tsp garlic powder 
4 tsp paprika 
3 tsp ground ginger 
2 tsp mango powder 
1 tsp dried mint 
3 tsp deep red coloring 
1 tsp chilli powder 
1 tsp yellow colouring

For Tandori Masala
Mix all ingredients together and store. 
The coriander and cumin powders must be freshly ground. 
Use as required. 
This will keep for months if stored in an airtight 

For Tandoori Fish 
After cleaning the fish, make slanting gashes on the fish on each side.Do this in such a way that the fish remains a whole. 
Marinate the fish in the combined masala for about 4 hours. 
Prepare a baking dish and brush the bottom of the dish with a little oil. 
Carefully place the fish in the center of the dish and brush with some oil on top. 
Pour any remaning marinade into the dish and bake in a moderate oven at 375 deg F till the fish is done and becomes golden brown at the top. 
Serve garnished with coriander leaves and lemon wedges. 

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