Amritsari Fish --- Tandoori Chicken with Kulcha and Makhani Dhal

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The rich and satisfying cuisine of Amritsar, Punjab...


30 minutes

1 hour 10 minutes


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The rich and satisfying cuisine of Amritsar, Punjab...

Amritsar is the 2nd  largest city in the state of Punjab, whose name translates as ‘land of the five rivers’. The rivers, as well as providing an abundance of freshwater fish produce lush, fertile lands that are fantastic for farming wheat and dairy.

To begin we’ve got one of Amritsar’s popular street snacks of fish coated in yogurt, flour and spices then fried until crispy, served with a simple salad, green chutney and raita. Next up is one of the area's most famous exports - a true favourite of tandoori chicken with a buttery makhani dhal and breads topped with nigella seeds, known as kulcha.


30 minutes

1 hour 10 minutes





Medium Effort

Main Ingredient



Popular Style




FISH MARINADE: turmeric, Kashmiri chilli, cumin, coriander, amchur, coriander leaf

FLOUR SPICES: turmeric, black pepper, Kashmiri chilli, cumin

KASHMIRI CHILLI BLEND: Kashmiri chilli, paprika, black pepper, cumin, ginger, garlic

TANDOORI BLEND: coriander, cumin, Kashmiri chilli, paprika, smoked paprika, turmeric, garlic, amchur, salt, ajowan, mint, black pepper, ginger, asafoetida, fenugreek leaf

RAITA BLEND: mint, coriander leaf, brown MUSTARD

DHAL SPICES: fenugreek, coriander, cumin, black cardamon, black pepper, green cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, mace, bay, nutmeg, turmeric, Kashmiri chilli


GREEN CHUTNEY BLEND: mint, coriander leaf, fenugreek leaf, cinnamon, fennel, green cardamon, cloves, black pepper


  • 4 chicken legs 
  • 300g firm-fleshed fish fillets
  • 1 small red onion
  • 4 tomatoes 
  • 1 green chilli 
  • 25g bunch of coriander 
  • 2 lemons
  • 400g natural yogurt (full fat is best)
  • 25g butter plus extra for buttering the breads
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 250g pouch of ready-cooked beluga or puy lentils
  • 400g self-raising flour plus extra for rolling
  • Rice to serve (optional)
  • Oil for frying (sunflower or vegetable oil is best)

Product Rating (1):


The amritsari fish, the tandoori chicken and the kulcha bread were all amazing! But the dhal makhani was pretty disappointing, as it didn’t really taste anything like the real thing. Overall was really good.

Rachel Kennedy View More

Great looking meal Rachel, thanks for posting (and thanks also for your honesty - it's always helpful to get genuine feedback so we'll certainly bear that in mind for next time!)

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