Ayala Varuthathu (Fried Mackerel)

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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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)

  • 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.
  • Marinate the fish pieces with ingredients and keep it aside for half an hour. Apply the marinade evenly.
  • 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.
  • Serve it with rice.