How to make Pan Seared Salmon with Caramelized Onions

A very delicious, Indian version of pan seared Salmon.

by Susan John



  • 2 to 3 pieces of Salmon
  • 0.5 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Red Chili powder  (adjust to taste)
  • 0.5 tsp Pepper powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin/Jeera powder
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil – to pan fry

Caramelized Onions:

  • 1 large Onion, Sliced  (depending on size)
  • 1 tsp Dark Brown Sugar/Sweet Soy Sauce


Caramelized Onions

  1. Take a little oil/butter in a heavy bottom pan.
  2. When the oil is hot, add sliced onions, coat them well in butter.
  3. Reduce the flame and after 10 minutes add salt and sugar.
  4. Cook for another 30 minutes taking care onions do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  5. De-glaze the pan with a few drops of soy sauce, and set aside to cool.


  1. Clean the fish with some salt and vinegar/lime juice. Pat dry.
  2. In a small bowl mix all other ingredients to make a marinade.
  3. Apply on the fish and leave it for two hours.
  4. Heat some oil in a pan, and pan fry on both sides, 4 minutes on each side.

Serve on a bed of caramelized onions with freshly sliced onion.

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