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Salmon Tikka Masala is a delicious Indian-inspired dish in a creamy tomato-based sauce made with coconut milk and spices, perfect served with naan, roti or over rice.

Salmon Tikka Masala
Salmon Tikka Masala

This delicious dish can also be made with chicken, fish or tofu as the sauce is flavorful and is the star of the dish. I made a similar dish, Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauliflower and Peas in the pressure cooker but I loved this salmon version made in a skillet, the sauce comes out much thicker on the stovetop. Salmon is my favorite fish and I try to incorporate it into my diet a few days a week. Here are some more of my favorite Indian recipes including Coconut Salmon Curry, Instant Pot Indian Chicken Pulao and Indian Prawn Curry.

Salmon Tikka Masala

You’re probably most familiar with chicken tikka masala, one of America’s most popular Indian dishes, originating in England. Well, I tried it with salmon, and it was wonderful! I used a splash of canned coconut milk in place of the heavy cream to make the sauce creamy and dairy-free.

What is salmon tikka masala?

Although the list of ingredients may seem long, it is mostly spices, which I always have on hand when I feel like Indian food.

  • Salmon: skinless salmon fillets, cut into four pieces. You can use frozen wild fish if you don’t have fresh ones.
  • Spices: Grated fresh ginger, turmeric, garam masala, coriander, cumin, cayenne, cardamom, salt
  • Aromatics: Sauté garlic and onion in butter or ghee with spices.
  • Sauce: Canned small diced tomatoes (you can also use full sized diced tomatoes) and whole canned coconut milk
  • Herbs: Garnish with fresh cilantro.

How to Make Salmon Tikka Masala

Salmon tikka masala is easier to make than you might think. Most cooking time is hands-off while the sauce and salmon simmer.

  1. Salmon: Season the salmon with salt and turmeric.
  2. Blow : Melt the ghee or coconut oil in a pan, add the onion, garlic, ginger and all the tikka masala spices. Cook for about 5 minutes until fragrant.
  3. To mix together: Transfer the mixture to a blender with the tomatoes and blend until smooth. Return to skillet and season with salt.
  4. Simmer: Simmer the tomato mixture over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and add the salmon, turning evenly to coat well. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for a few minutes until the salmon is completely cooked.

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Salmon Tikka Masala

283 calluses
30 Protein
Crabs
14 Fats

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Salmon Tikka Masala is a delicious Indian-inspired dish in a creamy tomato-based sauce made with coconut milk and spices, perfect served with naan, roti or over rice.

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 Kgs skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon ghee , or coconut oil to make it DF, W30
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon Turmeric, Split
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 Chopped off small canned diced tomatoes
  • 4 soup spoons canned whole coconut milk*, shake well
  • 1/4 Chopped off fresh coriander leaves, To serve
  • Season the salmon with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric.

  • Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat, add the onion, garlic, ginger and 6 spices (from turmeric to cardamom) and sauté until the vegetables are tender and the spices are fragrant, about 5 minutes.

  • Transfer to a blender with the tomatoes and blend until smooth, return to skillet and season with 1/2 tsp salt, simmer covered over low heat 15-20 minutes, until flavors get married.

  • Stir in the coconut milk and add the salmon, turning to coat well.

  • Bring to a gentle boil and cook, 2 to 3 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through.

  • Serve garnished with cilantro.

*check labels for whole30 compliance

Portion: 1piece of salmon, 1/2 cup sauce, calories: 283calories, Protein: 30g, Fat: 14g, Saturated fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 500.5mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 3.5g

Keywords: Indian salmon, salmon tikka masala, tikka masala

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