Jaggery Glazed Salmon

Jaggery is a pure, unrefined form of sugar that adds delicious sweetness to this savory and spicy dish. The salmon can be done on a baking sheet from start to finish. Another super simple weeknight meal.

makes 2-3 servings


12 oz salmon fillet

1 Tbsp of ghee (or butter)

1 Tbsp chopped jaggery

1 Tbsp dry ginger purée

1 tsp minced garlic

1 Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp salt 

1 zucchini thinly sliced

Pinch of salt and pepper

Drizzle of ghee

Sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Mix the salmon with ghee, jaggery, ginger, garlic, chili and salt. Set aside & let marinate for 20 minutes up to 2-3 hours. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 450F. On a parchment or foil covered baking sheet pan, spread the zucchini slices into a thin layer. Sprinkle salt, pepper and ghee (or butter) over it. 
  3. Lay the marinated salmon piece directly on top of the sliced zucchini making sure the marinade on the salmon has spread evenly from top to bottom. Bake in the oven for 5-6 minutes or until the salmon surface appears cooked. Turn the oven off.
  4. After 5-7 minutes, take the salmon out and let it rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. 
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds. 

ideas / variations

  • Try pistachios or pumpkin seeds for garnish.
  • Instead of zucchini, use very thinly sliced potato or onions.