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Easy Baked  Tandoori Samon Tikka

Healthy oven-baked tandoori salmon tikka in 10 minutes (that does not use food coloring).

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This salmon tandoori recipe yields imelt-in-your-mouth salmon that is full of smoky tandoori flavors and not dry and rubbery.

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Salmon Tandoori Masala Ingredients 


lemon juice

Kashmiri  chilli powder

garam masala

ground cumin

melted butter

salmon fillets


coriander powder




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Heat mustard oil in a small pan and add to the chilli powder. Let the mixture cool down.

How to make Salmon Tandoori Masala

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Add the rest of the ingredients: coriander, cumin, garam masala, salt, pepper, yogurt and lemon juice. Mix well until you get a smooth marinade.

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Remove skin and bones, if any, from the salmon fillets and chop them into 2-inch pieces. Add the tandoori marinade and mix well.

How to marinate salmon

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Marinate the salmon cubes in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes. They can be marinated for up to 5 hours.

How long to marinate salmon

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Place salmon cubes in a baking tray and baste them with melted butter, ghee or oil. Roast in the oven at 200°C/ 390°F for 5 minutes!

How long to bake tandoori salmon

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Remove from the oven. Transfer to a serving dish immediately.  This tandoori salmon recipe gets the signature bright-orange "tandoori" look and smoky flavor using natural healthy ingredients.

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Serve with mint yogurt sauce as an appetizer. Or with flavored rice or rice and curry.

What to serve with tandoori salmon

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