Friday, September 26, 2014

Bangda tawa fry / Mackerel in chillie gravy /

Mackerels should be called king of fish as they taste great. Mackerel tawa fry is mangalorean fish fry . I have given a small twist to it. Loved the taste so sharing.



My Ingredients:

Mackerels : 4.



Start with cleaning the mackerels. Put deep slits 3-4 on either sides of mackerels.  Marinate applying 2 tsp full of salt and 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder. For marination rub the salt and turmeric powder nicely on both sides. Leave it for 1/2 hour.

For Masala:
12-15 dry red chillies.
1 tsp  coriander seeds.
1/2 tsp cumin seeds.
4-5 cloves.
1" cinnamon.
1/4 tsp peppercorn.
1/4 tsp black mustard seeds.
1/2 tsp Ginger paste.
1/2 tsp Garlic paste.
1 small onion.
Tamrind pulp 1 1/2 tsp ( or more if u like tangy).
2 tbsp water.

  • Dry roast red chillies, coriander seeds,  cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, peppercorn, black mustard seed  one at  a time on low flame till it starts giving out aroma. 
  • Now grind roasted things with  ginger paste, garlic paste, onion , tamarind pulp together with water into smooth paste (** Paste shouldn't to watery). 




  • Apply this paste on to the mackerels, put some inside of  the mackerels, So the mackerels is covered with the paste. Now leave it for marination for 2-3 hours or overnight in freeze.
  • Heat griddle or flat pan, add enough oil for shallow fry or add 2 tbsp of  edible oil , Now slowly slide mackerel on to the pan fry for a minute or two flip it upside down  fry for another 1-2 minutes.  
  • To be served with white rice and umana ( fish curry).