Mackerel masala

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Goan Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - coconut scraped
  • 5 peppercorns
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 5 onions, sliced
  • 5 cloves
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 6 big size mackerels (bangda) scaled
  • 8 red chillies whole
  • 1 tblsp - coriander seeds
  • 1 small size tamarind
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp - turmeric powder

How to Make Mackerel masala

  • Wash and cut each mackerel into 4 pieces.
  • Apply salt, then wash again after 5 minutes.
  • Put the mackerels in a pot along with 3 to 4 cup water, a pinch of salt and one tsp of turmeric powder.
  • Stir fry for 10 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • When the mackerels cool, de-bone and cut into small pieces.
  • Heat up oil and stir-fry garlic, peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Drain.
  • Stir-fry coriander seeds and red chillies in the same oil and drain.
  • In the remaining oil stir fry the onions till dark brown.
  • Grind everything the fried ingredients (except the onions) with coconut and tamarind into a fine paste.
  • Mix in the ground masala and water to the browned onions and bring to a boil.
  • Mix in the mackerel pieces and salt and simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot.