Baked Salmon (Tandoori Masala)

Indian baked salmon recipe

Baked Salmon or Indian baked salmon with Tandoori Masala recipe is a must-try and highly recommended if you love baked fish. Salmon is a fatty fish, loved by most people, and has many health and nutritional benefits. It is popularly known for the omega 3s which is very essential for our body. Apparently, we can only get omega 3s from our diets as our bodies cannot produce them. The health benefits are numerous, which also include reduction of inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and reducing heart-related ailments. It is also very tasty, easily available, and naturally a great recommendation in our diets.

How to make Indian baked Salmon using a simple recipe

Coming from a coastal hometown in south India, I had tried varieties of seafood growing up, but never salmon. It was mostly fishes like mackerel, kingfish, and sardine. So It took a while to get used to liking salmon initially. After experimenting with a couple of recipes, this baked recipe is one of my favorites. I use the tandoori masala marinade to give it a nice spicy and tangy flavor along with the lemon, ginger garlic, and yogurt. The full recipe is below. Enjoy!

Here are some other fish recipes from my site Pan-Fried Tilapia and Fish Cutlet. Do check them out as well.

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Baked Salmon (Tandoori masala)
Total Time
20 mins

Baked Salmon with a tandoori masala , yogurt and ginger garlic paste marinade

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
  • 1 salmon fillet big
For Marinade
  • 2 tbsp yogurt plain
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Tandoori Masala powder store bought (Shaan)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1 lemon
  1. Wash the salmon fillet with salt and water and pat it dry

  2. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and apply it on the fish. Transfer to a baking aluminum tray covered with foil .

  3. Spray it with cooking oil 

  4. Keep the marinated salmon  in the refrigerator for about 4 to 6 hours

  5. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees

  6. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes . 

  7. Once it is done ,spray some more cooking spray and set the oven to broil for about 5 to 7 minutes until the top layer gets a nice color.

  8. Serve with lemon, cut onions  and white rice . Enjoy!

Indian baked salmon recipe

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  • Reply
    Christy B
    February 28, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    BIG salmon fan here! Thanks for sharing the recipe ūüėÄ

    • Reply
      March 5, 2019 at 4:55 pm

      Wonderful hope you try this recipe some time ! Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply
    February 28, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    It sounds delicious Nisha!!!

    • Reply
      March 1, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you so much , appreciate your comments!

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    Lorelle Catalano
    March 1, 2019 at 1:47 am

    We love salmon. Sometimes i”ll make tandoori skewers. I have never cooked it whole like this though. Looks great Nisha. X

    • Reply
      March 1, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      Tandoori skewers sounds yum! I’m sure you will love this recipe and baking it whole as well , it’s quite simple and easy! Thanks a lot for stopping by!

  • Reply
    March 1, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Donno about the fish Nisha but looks like a huge paneer Tikka and damn tempting tooūüĎć hope u enjoyed a lot…
    Have an enjoyable weekend ūüėä

    • Reply
      March 1, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment Jyo yes it was really good and enjoyed it , you too have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply
    March 1, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Wow, this looks so yummy and gorgeous!‚̧ԳŹ

  • Reply
    March 2, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I don’t like fish but I would definitely try this!

    • Reply
      March 3, 2019 at 4:12 pm

      Happy to hear that , am sure you will not be disappointed.

  • Reply
    March 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    5 stars
    Sounds absolutely delicious Nisha! Would love to try it soon

    • Reply
      March 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you Smitha, would love to hear how you liked it .

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