Fish tikka with garlic, turmeric and lime

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This low calorie fish tikka recipe is easy to make and perfect for a healthy midweek meal. Serve with fresh salad and some lime wedges to garnish


*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

Grilling or baking fish is healthier as it doesn’t need much oil. It’s also super-quick so retains all the flavour and goodness of the spices.



  • firm white fish (such as cod, haddock or hake) 500g, cut into 5cm chunks
  • garlic 3 cloves, crushed
  • ginger 2cm, finely grated
  • ground turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • lime 1/2, juiced, plus wedges to serve
  • salad leaves to serve


  • vegetable oil
  • cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • garlic 3 cloves, crushed
  • gram flour 2 tsp
  • mild chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Greek yoghurt 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    If using wooden skewers, put in water to soak before you start.

  • Step 2

    Put the fish chunks on a plate and toss with the garlic and ginger. Sprinkle over the turmeric and lime juice then leave while you make the yogurt marinade.

  • Step 3

    Heat 2 tbsp oil in a small saucepan over a low heat. Add the cumin seeds and fry for a minute, then add the garlic and fry for 10-15 seconds before adding the gram flour. Continue to cook on a low heat for 1 minute, stirring continuously. The mix will begin to foam. Add the chilli powder and stir for a few seconds. Turn the heat off and cool.

  • Step 4

    Put the yogurt, a pinch of salt and the cooled gram flour mixture in a large mixing bowl and stir until combined. Add the fish pieces, mix and leave somewhere cool for 30 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Heat the grill to high. Line a baking tray with foil and put a wire rack over it. Thread the fish pieces onto the skewers and put on the wire rack. Grill over a high heat for 4 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Turn the fish over and cook for a further 3 minutes, or until cooked through and lightly charred. Serve with lime wedges and salad.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 191
  • Fat 8.9g
  • Saturates 2.1g
  • Carbs 3.2g
  • Sugars 1.2g
  • Fibre 0.7g
  • Protein 24.2g
  • Salt 0.36g