Yogurt-Marinated Salmon Fillets (Dahi Machhali Masaledar)


This Indian-style yogurt-marinated salmon tastes great served over basmati rice, but anything you choose will work.

close up view of Yogurt-Marinated Salmon Fillets with lemon and peppers, garnished with lime wedges on a blue plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt

  • ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (2 inch) pieces fresh ginger root, minced

  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander seed

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 4 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless salmon fillets


  1. Combine yogurt, cayenne pepper, garlic, ginger, cilantro, ground coriander, cumin, salt, and turmeric in a resealable plastic bag. Close bag and mix everything together until evenly combined. Add salmon and toss until well coated with the marinade. Refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Preheat the broiler. Lightly grease a baking pan.

  3. Remove salmon from marinade and shake off excess; discard remaining marinade. Place on prepared pan and broil in preheated oven until salmon flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
19g Fat
9g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 731mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 840mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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