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. 

Quick Tandoori Salmon is Perfect for brunches. Quick Tandoori Salmon

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

It has just the right hint of spiciness along with some tartness from lemon and literally melts in every bite. You can Make it ahead of time and serve with choice of side.

How to Make the Quick Tandoori Salmon

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.



Here are some other Fish Recipes you can Try:


Tandoori Aloo (Air Fryer Tandoori Potatoes) : #tandoori #tandoorialoo #indianfood #airfryer #brunch #glutenfree


Tandoori Fish Tikka


Amritsari Fish (Indian style battered fish)


As always, I Looove when you try my recipes and send me pictures & feedback.

You can tag my recipes tried by you using #easycookingwithmolly on any of the social media below:

Connect with Me Here:  Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram 

Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe

Yield: 2 Salmon Fillet

Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe in Oven

Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe in Oven
Quick Tandoori Salmon Recipe in Oven : restaurant style recipe that absolutely 'melts-in-your-mouth' & made using homemade Indian tandoori masala. #tandoori
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).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 275 Total Fat: 43g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 31g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 300mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 10g Protein: 59g

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

  • Joan Pal February 6, 2019 (2:53 pm)

    I’ve baked salmon with butter, lime & garlic . It was not so interesting. Thought of using Tandoori masala to compliment the delicate taste of salmon. We use tandoori masala regularly with chicken.Found your recipe online today & tried it. It was amazing ! Will make it again when I have friends over for dinner!

    • Molly Kumar March 17, 2019 (10:11 pm)

      Hi Joan, thanks so much for trying our recipe 🙂

1 2

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.