How to make Salmon in Coconut Sauce -

Coconut milk gives this dish a south Indian touch

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Thick salmon steak, Thick coconut milk (गाढ़ा कोकोनट मिल्क/ नारियल का दूध)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

Salmon in Coconut Sauce

Salmon in Coconut Sauce Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Salmon in Coconut Sauce Recipe

  • Thick salmon steak 1

  • Thick coconut milk 1 cup

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Medium onion chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder a pinch

  • Lemon juice 3 tablespoons

  • Large tomato chopped 1

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Paprika powder 1/4 teaspo to sprinkle

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Crushed fresh green chillies 1/4 teaspoon

  • Potato boiled, peeled and mashed 2 tablespoons

  • Spring onion greens chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan, add onions and saute.

Step 2

Keep the salmon steak on a plate and sprinkle salt and garam masala powder and pour lemon juice.

Step 3

When the onion is lightly coloured add tomato, mix and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add red chilli powder, paprika powder and turmeric powder, mix and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add crushed green chillies and thick coconut milk and mix. Add mashed potatoes and mix well and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 6

Add salt and mix well. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 7

Heat the remaining oil in another pan, add the salmon steak, skin side down, cover with the pan with the sauce and cook.

Step 8

Add spring onion greens to the sauce and mix.

Step 9

When the underside of the salmon steak is done, gently flip it over and cook the other side.

Step 10

Spread some of the sauce in a serving plate, place the salmon steak over the sauce, sprinkle some paprika powder all around and serve hot.

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