Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Madhur Jaffrey’s Simple Indian Cookery, a delicious and truly simple dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine ginger, garlic, garam masala, cumin, turmeric, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of black pepper. Stir in about 1 tablespoon warm water to form a very thick paste.
  2. Brush a baking sheet or broiler pan with 1 tablespoon butter; place fish on top.
  3. Cover fish on both sides with marinade; set aside for at least 15 minutes but no more than 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat broiler.
  5. Drizzle 2 tablespoons butter over fish; broil until nicely browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn over steaks, and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons butter; broil until browned and cooked through.
  6. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this Indian spiced fish recipe. It was easy to prepare and packed a lot of flavor. I used swordfish and halved the recipe to suit 1 lb of fish, which worked fine. Other than halving, we made no modifications to the recipe. It was perfect as is. We served with Recipe #17382 17382 as a side. Thanks for a great, easy dinner!

Dr. Jenny January 15, 2010

Yummy! Easy, fast, healthy and delicious. LOVE IT! I followed the recipe except for the water. I just added lemon juice to make the paste. I did not add as much butter. I used Reynolds non-stick aluminum foil and no butter. I did put about 1 teaspoon of butter on top of the fish before putting into the broiler. The kids thought it was too spicy but we loved it. I will make this again. Thank you.

Nado2003 March 05, 2009

I'll just leave comments as I didn't broil the fish! I made 1/2 marinade recipe for a 220 g salmon fillet; marinated for 20 minutes, baked in the oven, 20 minutes at 200 C. (How is that for a constellation of 2's? :-) ) Turned out delicious!! Not super-spicy at all, just very flavourful and lovely. Will definitely make again - thank you for the recipe!

stormylee February 09, 2009

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