Curried Minty Salmon



For Salmon:

  • 1/2 lb wild caught fresh salmon deboned with or without skin
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 tbls ghee
  • Mix of coriander powder, turmeric, cayenne, garlic powder, black pepper Or any meat masala (without sugar, chemicals etc.) to taste
  • Salt to taste

For Raita:

  • 1/2 cup shredded cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup whole milk yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • Wash the fresh salmon and pat it dry.
  • Lightly coat both sides of the salmon with ghee.
  • Mix the chopped mint leaves and all other dry ingredients to form a dry spice mix.
  • Rub dry spice mix onto both sides of the salmon.
  • On a skillet on low-medium heat, pan sear the salmon for 2-5 min each side depending on thickness (or until the fish is cooked enough to easily flake off). Be sure to not overcook the salmon.


  • Mix together the yogurt, chopped mint leaves, cucumber, salt and pepper.

Serving Suggestion:

  • Top the cooked and hot fish with the mint yogurt raita and serve with a big helping of vegetables.


  • Total calories ~ 550
  • Protein ~ 65 g
  • Fat ~ 30 g
  • Carbs ~ 8 g
  • Wild Caught Salmon: One of the healthiest foods ever! Super high in protein, very rich omega 3 fatty acids which have innumerable health benefits, truly heart healthy and reduces cancer risk! 1/2 lbs of walk caught salmon hasĀ  200% tryptophan, 200% vit D, 150% selenium, 100% vit B3, 100% vit B12, 70% magnesium and much more!

Meal Options:

This is a meal in itself but if this isn’t enough…

  • Have it with a side of baked sweet potato or…
  • Have it with a side of butter/ghee sauteed beans and mushrooms.

Real food rules!

Recipe: Raj Ganpath

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  • Divya
    April 29, 2011

    ZOMG! That looks so flipping delicious! I just might say goodbye to vegetarianism!

    • Raj
      April 30, 2011

      No ones gonna judge ya! ;)

  • Arjun
    May 19, 2011

    Quick qn – is Indian Salmon – ‘Rawas’, as healthy as ‘wild caught’ or ‘walk caught’ salmon?

    • Raj
      May 20, 2011

      Interesting. I’m not able to find much info on Rawas. Let me look into in detail and get back to you.

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