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Plain Mackerel in Coconut Gravy Recipe

Plain Mackerel in Coconut Gravy is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1/2 kg mackerel
  • 1 cup Coconut grated
  • A small piece of Ginger sliced thinly
  • 4 flakes of Garlic sliced thinly
  • 2 Green chillies
  • A lot of Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin powder
  • Juice of Tamarind - Lemon-sized
  • For grinding:
  • Grind the above 1 cup of Coconut grated with 1/2 tbsp of Turmeric nicely and fine.
  • Seasoning:
  • Cut Onions into small, mustard. and oil.
  • How to Make Plain Mackerel in Coconut Gravy:

    1. Clean the fish and cut each fish to two pieces.
    2. Now add 3 cups of water to the ground coconut and add the ginger, garlic, green chillies, red chilli powder, cumin powder and tamarind juice to it and finally the curry leaves.
    3. Let this mixture boil nicely.
    4. Once boiled, add the fish pieces and cover till the fish is done.
    5. When the fish is done, it is the turn of the seasoning.
    6. Heat oil and add mustard seeds.
    7. When it splutters, add onions and brown it and add this mixture over the fish.
    8. Tastes excellent with hot basmati rice.


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