Tandoori Salmon

Tandoori Salmon – Yogurt and Spice flavored Salmon recipe

Give your salmon an Indian twist by marinating it in a delicious mix of chilly, lemon, yogurt and fragrant garam masala. The Tandoori Salmon is easy to prepare and imparts a great flavor to Salmon that’s sure to please everyone.



In just 15 -20 minutes, you can have a fancy fish dish on the dinner table. This Tandoori Salmon is simple enough to make on a weeknight and impressive enough to serve for a special weekend dinner.


All you have to do is mix together several spices with yogurt and a little oil. Then marinate the salmon in it for a while and bake. 15 minutes later, you’ll have a beautiful and flavorful flaky fish.


Tandoori Salmon


This spiced Tandoori Salmon will melt in your mouth. Serve this on top of a salad for a light summer meal or with some (cauliflower) rice, roasted veggies, and salad for something a little more hearty. I served it with Turmeric-Lime flavored Cauliflower rice and some mint yogurt sauce (yogurt mixed in with some mint chutney).


If you try this recipe let me know what you think! Make your own variations and combinations. Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and share it on our  Facebook page or tag #spiceofgoodlife on Instagram.

Tandoori Salmon (Yogurt and Spice marinated Salmon recipe)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Give your salmon an Indian-twist by marinating it in a delicious mix of chilly, lemon, yogurt and fragrant garam masala. This dish is easy to prepare and imparts a great flavor to the Salmon that's sure to please everyone.
Servings: 4
Author: Soniyaa Dighe
  • 4 - 8 oz Salmon fillets cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup thick Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Salt as required
  • 1 Lime for serving
  • Cilantro chopped for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a blender add the garlic and ginger along with a splash of water to make a thick smooth paste. Transfer into a separate bowl and mix rest of the ingredients(expect 1 lime and cilantro). Apply the marinade to the salmon cubes, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Let it marinate for 15-20 mins to 1 hour.
  3. Arrange the salmon cubes in the baking dish and bake for about 10-12 minutes using some of the marinade to baste the fish several times. Turn on the broiler for the last 2 minutes.
  4. The fish is done when flaky.
  5. If using the grill, cook the Salmon for about 4-5 minutes per side.

  6. Squeeze some fresh lime and garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve warm.

Tandoori Salmon


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