Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe (Glutenfree & Easy)

Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe: restaurant style recipe that absolutely ‘melts-in-your-mouth’.

Made using homemade Indian tandoori masala that gives it a delicious rustic flavor

It has just the right hint of spiciness along with some tartness from lemon and literally melts in every bite.

Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe is Perfect for brunches. 


This Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe is by far our FAVORITE recipe using salmon and also for date nights.

You can Make it ahead of time and serve with choice of side.

I mean what can be simpler than marinated and baked meals where the dish looks straight out of a certified restaurant yet you spent less than 10 minutes making it 😉

tandoori salmon ingredients

Seriously, 10 minutes is all you need to mix, prep and marinate these gorgeous fillets with a quick homemade Indian spice mix called ‘ Tandoori Masala’.

And your lovely Tandoori Salmon Recipe is ready to bake.

Now, if you’re a fan of Indian cooking or have eaten at any North Indian restaurant, you must have come across the term – Tandoori!

All ‘Tandoori’ recipes are spiced with an orange colored spice+yogurt marinate and cooked in a clay pot deep oven called ‘Tandoor’ in India (hence the literal translation tandoori).

Now as in these modern times, we seldom have tandoors at home (seriously takes 40 minutes to prep a tandoor using coals).

So I’ve improvised and used a bake+broil method to get similar texture with our sweet home ovens.

Tandoori Salmon Recipe

Also, I made the tandoori masala at home however, you can find them really easily in any Indian grocery stores.

They are usually in the spices aisle and there are some really great brands (if you need suggestions, drop me a message below).

This masala/spice-mix is really very easy and you can make a huge batch and keep for later.

I really don’t have much to write about the process of this Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe as it’s literally that easy and quick 🙂

But I can definitely go on and on about its taste.

So, I’d rather take a leave and let you make this ASAP and try this deliciousness for yourself.

It’s also featured many times on our Valentines Day meal too, so go ahead and give it a try.

Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe: #tandoori #salmon #recipe


Here are some other Fish Recipes you can Try:


Amritsari Fish (Indian style battered fish)



Quick Broccoli and Fish in Sweet and Spicy Sauce



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Yield: 2 Salmon Fillet

Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe

Melt in your mouth Salmon recipe using homemade Tandoori masala that adds so much flavor and rustiness to the dish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 Salmon Fillets - medium size
  • 1 Tsp Ginger+Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Greek Plain Yogurt - or any thick yogurt
  • 2 Tsp Olive Oil - or any light oil
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice

Spices for Tandoori Masala *

  • 1/8 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Kashmiri Mirch Powder - red kashmiri chili is used for color n less heat.**
  • Pinch of Orange Color - optional
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala - mix of cloves, pepper, cardamoms, cinnamon / or buy at Indian store
  • 1 Tsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves - optional
  • Salt - as per taste


  1. In a large bowl, mix yogurt, ginger+garlic paste, lemon juice and all spices together.
  2. Add Salmon and keep aside for 10 minutes (more if you have time)
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
  4. Line a baking tray with foil and spray cooking oil.?
  5. Place the marinated salmon on the tray and bake for 15 minutes in the oven.
  6. Then turn up the heat to a broil and cook for 3-4 minutes until it starts to char on the surface.?
  7. KEEP an EYE as this can burn quickly.
  8. Turn off the oven and remove the baking tray.
  9. Transfer the salmon to serving dishes and serve immediately with mint chutney and vegetables.
  10. (You can serve this dish with any side of choice).

39 Replies to "Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe (Glutenfree & Easy)"

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    Albert Bevia January 29, 2018 (5:02 pm)

    I eat salmon at least once a week, but have never had it like this….this is a stunning recipe, so many great spices and flavors, and the fact that you baked it makes it even better…love this

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    Sarah January 29, 2018 (4:28 pm)

    I love cooking with Indian spices! Never tried seafood with them before though! This sounds incredible!

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    Calleigh January 29, 2018 (1:02 pm)

    Yummy!! I found another way to cook the salmon which is my family’s favorite fish. The color of this Tandoori salmon makes you dive in!

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    Mirlene | Savory Thoughts January 29, 2018 (8:41 am)

    We love salmon in our family. Your recipe sounds amazing. Your pictures are beautiful. I can just eat this dish right off the screen.

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      Molly Kumar January 30, 2018 (7:27 am)

      Awee, thanks so much Mirlene. So glad you liked it 🙂

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    Luci January 29, 2018 (2:58 am)

    Another great recipe. I will have to make this dish for my family soon. I know that they will love this.

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    swathi January 29, 2018 (2:46 am)

    Salmon is the one fish I like to spice them heavily, I feel it is the one doesn’t want to stick any spices. I like your version of tandoori salmon , it looks delicious I need to try it.

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh January 29, 2018 (12:56 am)

    I don’t like salmon, but I totally prepare it for my family all the time, since they love it. I’ll have to make this, they’ll love it.

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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way January 28, 2018 (6:59 pm)

    We love our salmon and yours looks totally irresistible — such a beautiful color. It does look like it came from a restaurant. I would love to experience the spices you put on it.

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    Soniya January 28, 2018 (6:30 pm)

    One of my favorite fish and favorite marination in one!! I can imagine the flavors you have going on in this dish! Yum 🙂

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    Catherine January 28, 2018 (6:10 pm)

    Dear Molly, I will have to give this a try next time I make salmon. Looks absolutely delicious and flavorful!

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    Uma January 28, 2018 (4:17 pm)

    I love tandoori Masala. I make at home and I will add to cauliflower and potato Masala. Your recipe pictures looks awesome Molly!

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    Kylee from Kylee Cooks January 28, 2018 (3:09 pm)

    I am ALL about easy, fresh recipes for date nights (or any night really), plus those tandoor flavors are sooooo good! My husband would adore this. Thanks, Molly!

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    Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade January 28, 2018 (3:08 pm)

    Wow, that salmon looks beautiful! I usually grill it or blacken it, but I love the idea of this Tandoori spice. I’ll have to give it a try

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    Pavani January 28, 2018 (1:11 am)

    Sounds like a delicious and flavorful dish.

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    April January 27, 2018 (4:31 pm)

    The flavors sound amazing! I’m a big fan of salmon but never tried tandoori salmon. I love finding new ways to make it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Molly Kumar January 28, 2018 (1:22 am)

      Thanks April, give it a try soon 🙂

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy January 27, 2018 (2:45 pm)

    We do love our salmon in our house. Even the grandkids love it. This recipe sounds delicious, and you can never go wrong with Tandoori anything as far as I’m concerned.

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    Adriana Lopez Martin January 27, 2018 (4:29 am)

    I love anything tandoori style, the flavors are amazing and I cam imagine this salmon has been elevated to a delightful flavor. This is a dish I would be really happy to eat right now, yummy!

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      Molly Kumar January 28, 2018 (1:23 am)

      Thank you so much Adriana – so glad you liked the recipe 🙂

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    Veena Azmanov January 26, 2018 (6:56 pm)

    I love tandoori anything – especially fish and Salmon with tandoori masala is definitely a big winner. Salmon really has the potential to take on so much flavor. I can almost smell the masala… yum!

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    Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife January 26, 2018 (5:56 pm)

    This salmon is GORGEOUS! I love turmeric and the tandoori sounds so delicious. A beautiful, healthy meal like this that can be done in 35 minutes is definitely one I want to try!

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    Lauren January 26, 2018 (3:01 pm)

    I love finding new ways to cook salmon, and this looks delicious! yum!

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      Molly Kumar January 27, 2018 (4:00 am)

      Thanks Lauren n hope you try it soon 🙂

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