Dipna on Royal Recipes

Dipna Anand was on TV on Monday afternoon making Tandoori Salmon on Royal Recipes. You can watch it here:

The show is a great mix of cookery and history. There is a rich tradition of Indian cooking in the UK, and the Brilliant is a big part of that tradition. In the 1950s Bishen Dass Anand cooked for the Maharaja, and in 2007 we hosted Prince Charles and the Duchess. They sampled a number of dishes, but one that stood out was the Tandoori Salmon.


This healthy starter is fit for royalty, and is a firm a favourite for diners at the Brilliant. At only 480 calories, this dish is both delicious and satisfying. The Brilliant has a variety of healthy options for people with dietary or other requirements. We aim to cater for everyone’s tastes, and to ensure that everything on the menu is of a high standard; in other words, ‘Brilliant’.



While the dish is traditionally cooked in a tandoor, a wood-fired clay or metal oven, you can also cook it in your oven at home. The Tandoori Salmon is marinated in yoghurt and spices, then roasted and served with a lime and coriander garnish. I would recommend anyone give it a try.


Tandoori Salmon

Salmon, 50g chunks


2 cloves garlic, 1 inch ginger


Juice of 1&1/2 limes


Teaspoon tumeric, red chilli powder, red chilli flakes, garam masala


100 g natural yoghurt


80ml olive oil


1&1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste


2 teaspoons chopped dill


¾ teaspoon carom seeds


10g gram flour


Lime and coriander to garnish


Marinate the salmon in garlic and ginger, lime juice and salt. In a separate bowl combine oil, tumeric, red chilli powder, chilli flakes, garam masala, dill, carom seeds, gram flour and yoghurt. Mix the yoghurt marinade into the salmon well and marinate in fridge for at least an hour. Roast for 15 minutes in oven.


Dipna will also be on Royal Recipes again this Friday 24th November at 3:45pm, BBC 1, cooking up some Gajar Halwa.

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