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Indian Spiced Salmon with Cucumber Raita

Posted in : Fish/Seafood on by : Simmi Iyer

A simple recipe for Indian spice-rubbed salmon with creamy cucumber raita – serve with basmati rice for a quick 30-minute weeknight dinner.



  • 4 6-oz salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cucumber Raita

  • 1 cup English cucumber (finely diced)
  • 8 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • basmati rice for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the salmon pieces on the foil, skin side down.
  • Combine the spices, ginger paste, garlic paste, vegetable oil, and salt. Rub the mixture over the fillets.
  • Bake for 12 to 24 minutes until cooked through. Bake time depends on the thickness of the fillets.
  • While the salmon is baking, combine the diced cucumber, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garam masala, and salt.
  • Serve the salmon with the cucumber raita and basmati rice.

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