August 15, 2011

Baked Nadan Fish Fry / Baked Salmon with Indian Spices

Here comes the next recipe. I am highly motivated today after receiving incredible feedback from my dear friends about the blog.Thanks to all of you for keeping my spirits high. You don't know how much I value your comments and feedback.
This recipe was shared by my sister while she was on a dieting spree looking for oil-free recipes.
Fish fry is a very frequent dish in most of our families but the 'olfactory' menace after frying the fish along with the oil splashes/stove and frying utensil cleaning can all be rid with this recipe. Most importantly, this recipe is oil-free. Cook healthy and Eat healthy, right?
I have been making this dish at least once a week for the past 4-5 years. Once I started making fish fry this way, I have never gone back to oil-frying the fish. The best fish for this recipe are Salmon and Steelhead Trout which tastes and looks almost the same like Salmon. The rule of thumb is to use a fatty fish that will render its fat onto the crust while it bakes. 

3/4 lb - Salmon or Steelhead Trout
1 1/2 Tsp -Red chilly powder
1Tbsp - Fresh Lime Juice or White Vinegar
1/2 Tsp - Salt
1/4 Tsp - Pepper
1/4 Tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 Tsp - Garlic powder or Fresh Garlic paste
Cooking oil spray


  • Mix the red chilly powder, fresh lime juice, salt, pepper,turmeric powder and garlic powder together. 
  • Wash the fish pieces and dry them with a paper towel. 
  • Apply the masala (spice rub) mixture onto the fish. 
  • Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and spray oil
  • Place the fish on the foil and bake it for 30-35 mins at 425F. If you want a nice crispy crust, broil it during the last 5 mins. Make sure you keep an eye on the fish while you broil it because it can easily burn the fish.
Notes and Tips
  • I usually make this in my toaster oven. Each oven or toaster has different capacity so please watch the fish while baking to make sure that it doesn't get burnt.


  1. What a delicious dish! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and liking this recipe.

  3. Tried this recipe - it was delicious. I love fish fry, but after a smelly post-salmon-fry week 3 years ago, I never had the courage to fry fish at home. This recipe solved the 2 major issues - oil and smell. Brilliant one Shema.

  4. Glad I could be of help Divya. Enjoy more fish fries :)

  5. Hi Shema,

    Tonight's dinner dilemma solved. Going to try it. Thanks Much.

  6. Its my pleasure Mini. Hope you liked it


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