3.4/5 rating (25 votes)

Masala Machchi

Spiced Salmon

  • Heat Medium
  • Serves 2
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Marinade 10 mins
  • Cook 10 mins
Masala Machchi

Healthy grilled salmon with a delicious spiced masala rub

Hari says

You could argue that this isn't really an 'authentic' Indian dish and you would be right. This is a really tasty dish that I put together when I have a real hankering for some Indian herbal warming but need to cook in a hurry.

This is a fantastically, healthy, light supper dish with delicately spiced salmon in a wonderful oil rub.

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 2 pieces of salmon


  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • ½ tsp carom seeds, crushed
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped


  • 1 or 2 chillies, finely chopped
  • Handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon


  1. Heat oven to 180°C.

Oil Rub

  1. Mix all the ingredeents for the oil rub in a bowl.
  2. Add fish to the bowl and rub the oil all over the fish. Leave to marinade for at least 10-15 minutes.
  3. Place fish on a foil lined oven tray and place in the oven for 10 minutes.


  1. Remove the fish from the oven and top each piece of fish with the finely chopped chilli and replace in the oven for a further 5-10 minutes.
  2. Give the cooked salmon a good squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkle with the coriander to serve.

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)13
of which saturates (g)2.0
Carbohydrates (g)1.7
of which sugars (g)0.4
Fibre (g)0.1
Protein (g)15
Salt (mg)1.2
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (4)

  • Nr


    17 March 2019 at 21:29 |
    Does the recipe call for skinless salmon?


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      19 March 2019 at 11:50 |
      Yes that would be best for this one!


  • Maya Kemp

    Maya Kemp

    05 August 2015 at 18:39 |
    Omg! Your recipes are amazing. This one is absolutely fantastic!


  • Ngel


    29 June 2015 at 14:14 |
    Hello Hari,

    I am not a great fish eater, but this dish was excellent. The salmon was cooked perfectly, nicely moist inside with a spicy crust on top and just a bit of heat from the green chilli. Great recipe. More of your fishes dishes for me now!


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