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Machli Kay Tikkay - Pakistani Recipes For Eid

Machli Kay Tikkay

Machli Kay Tikkay


  • Fish - 1/2kg
  • Red Chili Powder -1 teaspoonful
  • Black Pepper Powder - half teaspoonful
  • Cloves - 4 whole pieces (ground)
  • Cinnamon (Dar Cheeni)- 2 sticks (ground)
  • Chickpea (roasted)- half cup
  • Gram Flour (Bason) - 3 tablespoonful
  • Lemon Juice - 4 tablespoonful
  • Green Chili - 4 whole pieces
  • Green Coriander as per need
  • Onion - 2 bulbs
  • Egg - 1
  • Balai (Milk Cream) - half cup
  • Yogurt - one cup
  • Salt - to the taste
  • Ghee as needed
  • Garlic Paste - 1 tablespoonful

Preparation Method

  • Wash the fish and cut into cubical pieces of 2 inch in size and mildly prick it with skewer.
  • Grind green chili, green coriander, and garlic, mix them with lemon juice; smear this paste on to fish cubes and leave them for half an hour.
  • Cut onions, fry in oil until brown, take it out of pan and crumb them with hand.
  • Grind chickpeas, mix yogurt and egg and shake them well.
  • Mix red chili powder, black pepper powder, cloves, cinnamon stick, wheat flour, Balai, salt with yogurt except ghee.
  • Add all the mixture to fish and leave them aside for 15 minutes.
  • Thread the Fish Tikkas onto skewers (should be well spaced) and cook them on slow heat.
  • Drizzle oil on both sides of the fish while grilling. You can also bake them in oven.
  • Serve the dish with salad and chutney.