Salmon Tikka Masala Skewers with homemade garam masala

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salmon tikka masala skewers

Home cooking at its best! A beautiful year around recipe that is nutritious and flavorful with very few ingredients. We try to eat Salmon once a week in my family. In addition to Tandoori Salmon and Methi garlic salmon, here is another quick recipe of Salmon Tikka Masala Skewers that we savor.  This recipe uses green marinade made with the goodness of cilantro, mint, ginger, garlic, yogurt and the warmth of homemade garam masala which is especially good for fall and winter meals.

Check out the new printer friendly recipe and the super helpful nutrition label for this recipe at the end of this post! 


The key to this recipe is a nice fresh fillet of wild salmon. I usually ask the monger to take the skin off so its even easier to make. Cut the salmon into 2 inch pieces. Blend cilantro, mint, ginger, garlic and green chili to a fine paste. Stir in yogurt, lemon juice, garam masala and salt to the marinade. Apply evenly to the salmon chunks.


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Thread marinated salmon on skewers. Baste some oil on the salmon. Broil on high for 8-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.


Serve salmon tikka masala skewers hot with lemon wedges and sliced onions. Goes well with a side to rice, couscous or salad.

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Salmon Tikka Masala Skewers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Salmon marinated in mint, cilantro, green chilies, ginger, garlic, garam masala and yogurt. Broiled or grilled for a delicious and healthy meal.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 369 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
  • 2 lb wild salmon
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1-2 green chilies depending on how spicy they are
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  1. Cut salmon into 2 inch pieces. Preheat Oven to 425 degrees. If using wooden skewers, soak them for 20 mins in water.
  2. Make fine paste with mint leaves, cilantro, green chili, ginger and garlic. Add garam masala, yogurt, lemon juice and salt. Mix well and then apply evenly to the salmon.
  3. Thread 3-4 pieces of Salmon on each skewer. Baste some oil on the it and Broil on high for 8-10 mins.
Recipe Notes
These skewers can also be grilled on a outdoor grill.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon Tikka Masala Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 723mg 30%
Potassium 1149mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Vitamin C 5.1%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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