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Ayala Varuthathu (Fried Mackerel) Recipe

Ayala Varuthathu (Fried Mackerel) is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 3 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
30 minutes
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 4 - ayala fish/mackerel
  • 100 ml - oil
  • for the marinade: 1 tbsp - Lemon juice or 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • How to Make Ayala Varuthathu (Fried Mackerel):

    1. Wash and clean the fish. Add 1 tsp of salt and wash it well. Drain out the water completely and wipe each piece with a kitchen towel.
    2. Marinate the fish pieces with ingredients and keep it aside for half an hour. Apply the marinade evenly.
    3. In a frying pan, heat 100 ml oil. Reduce heat to medium and deep fry fish pieces in batches till they are golden brown in colour and crisp on both sides.
    4. Serve it with rice.


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