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Ajowan, sometimes called ajwain or carom, is a spice related to caraway and cumin, and you can find it in most Indian markets. It tastes similar to thyme, but it's more astringent. If you can't find ajowan, omit it.

Monica Bhide
Recipe by Cooking Light June 2005


Credit: Jan Smith

Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: 1 skewer)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a small skillet over medium heat; cook 2 minutes or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Let cool. Place spice mixture in a spice or coffee grinder, and process mixture until finely ground.

  • Combine spice mixture, yogurt, and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add fish, tossing to coat; seal and marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours, turning occasionally. Remove fish from bag; discard marinade.

  • Preheat broiler.

  • Thread 5 pieces of fish onto each of 6 (12-inch) skewers. Place skewers on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 7 minutes on each side or until done. Arrange the skewers on a platter.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; calories from fat 41%; fat 11.1g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 4.9g; poly fat 2.6g; protein 32.6g; carbohydrates 1.9g; fiber 0.6g; cholesterol 84mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 269mg; calcium 38mg.