Fish Kebabs with Cucumber Raita


Fish Kebabs with Cucumber Raita


  1. 300g cod fillets, skinned and diced
  2. 300g salmon fillets, skinned and finely chopped
  3. grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  4. 1 small bulb Fennel, finely chopped
  5. 1 small bunch of fresh Coriander, finely chopped
  6. 4-8 green chillies, finely chopped
  7. 4 Spring onions, finely chopped
  8. 2 tbsp Fennel seeds, finely ground
  9. 2 tbsp Coriander seeds, finely ground
  10. 1/2 tsp Salt
  11. 1 tbsp garlic paste
  12. 1 tbsp ginger paste
  13. 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  14. 4 tsp crushed black pepper


1. In a food processor blend the cod until finely minced. In a large mixing bowl mix together the minced cod, chopped salmon and lime zest.

2. Add the chopped fennel, chopped coriander, green chillies, spring onions, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, salt, 2 tablespoons of oil, garlic paste, ginger paste, 2 teaspoons of crushed black pepper and lime juice and mix well.

3. Mould the fish mixture onto 12 skewers, forming 12 fish kebabs.

Either grill the kebabs on a barbecue until golden-brown on both sides or heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan and fry the kebabs until golden-brown on both sides.

5. Serve the freshly-cooked kebabs with the cucumber raita.

For the Cucumber raita:

  1. 1 Cucumber
  2. 450ml Yogurt
  3. 4 tbsp finely chopped Dill
  4. 1/2 tsp crushed Garlic
  5. 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  6. 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  7. 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  8. pinch of Asafoetida
  9. 4-5 curry leaves

1. To make the cucumber raita, squeeze out any excess water from the grated cucumber.

2. Mix together the cucumber and yogurt and stir in the dill, remaining black pepper and the garlic.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a small frying pan and fry the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until fragrant.

4. Mix the fried mustard seed mixture into the raita.

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