Kanwal’s Healthy Corner – Spicy Salmon Masala

Salmon…could you not love it? This versatile fish is great grilled, broiled or baked. Although this is a very fatty fish, the fats are the good old, heart-healthy omega 3 fats and very little saturated fats. Like most fish, each serving of salmon packs a great protein punch (about 22 grams/serving). Another great thing about salmon is you get a great dose of calcium and even the bones are loaded with vitamin D (although I suggest eating these at your own risk). One of the ways I love to use salmon is by making my Spicy Salmon Masala dish. I hope you enjoy my recipe below.


1 pound of Salmon
2 medium Onions, chopped
2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
4 cloves Garlic, grated
1 T Ginger grated
1 T Coriander powder
4 T Tomato Puree
2 cups of water
Salt To Taste
2 T of Oil
1 T of Cumin seeds
2 tsp Turmeric
3 tsp Garam Masala
3 T Cilantro leaves


Cut the salmon into bite-sized pieces. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the fish pieces for 5 minutes. Drain the fish on a paper towel.

Add the onion and chilies and fry for five minutes. Add the cumin, turmeric, coriander powder and garam masala; fry for another 2 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and tomato puree. Add the water and salt. Add the fish pieces. Let this boil until the sauce has thickened.

Garnish with Cilantro leaves and serve with brown rice or roti.


Serves 4

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