Saturday, April 2, 2016



Hi foodies. Here I came with an outstanding fish recipes for mackerel.  A south Indian Restaurant style whole mackerel fish spicy gravy. If you are a fish lover, you must try this recipe. A very easy whole fish recipe with only handy ingredients and I guarantee it will not go wrong even in your first trial. Poratta /paratha with spicy fish curry, all-time favorite for most of the people in Kerala, India. Paratha with spicy fish gravy from streetfood/food streets in Kerala is a nostalgic taste when we are away from home. Here,  this special curry is a very fine combo with especially Indian parotta / paratha / chapati, I prefer. So try this once and am sure you will crave this more. Hope you all love my special recipe with fish / easy fish recipes. Try this simple fresh mackerel recipes and do let me know how it turns out for you...Enjoy!!


Fish- any whole fish, mackerel (2, big sized)
Onion -4 nos, medium sized, chopped very finely
Tomato -2 big nos, chopped finely and crushed ( tamarind is not used for this recipe. so add tomato accordingly)
Ginger garlic paste    -2 tsp
Green chilly                -1
Turmeric powder       -1 tsp
Coriander powder      -2 tsp
Kashmir chilly powder-  3 tsp (i need less spicy only, but it gives red color to the curry, for spicier you can add 1 tsp more)
Fenugreek (uluva)         -1 tsp, powdered
Curry leaves 


Here is the video 

  • Clean the mackerel well and make 4 slits gently on both sides (if it is a big sized mackerel).
  • Marinate it with a pinch turmeric powder and salt. Shallow fry both sides for 3 minutes only on a medium flame.(do not use more oil for shallow frying and do not marinate the fish with more spice. Fry only 3 minutes). Set aside. 
  • Heat oil in a nonstick vessel or any deep bottomed vessel.
  • Add finely chopped onion to it and saute until it turns brown.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste, green chili.  Saute for few seconds.
  • Now add the chopped and crushed tomatoes (crush it by hand very well in a bowl) and add this with onion and mix well.Close the lid. Let it cook until the oil separates.
  • And now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri chilly powder, and salt to this mixture. Mix well. Let it cook for few minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of hot water and cook until a thick gravy (for 5 minutes).
  • When it boils the oil floats on the top, add fenugreek powder to it and mix very well and then put the half fried fish and again cook for another 5 minutes in a low flame.
  • Rotate the vessel occasionally instead of stirring the gravy. 
  • In another pan heat 2 tsp of oil. Add sliced small onion and curry leaves and fry till golden. When done pour this on the top of the fish curry.
  • Serve hot with Indian porotta, poori chappathi, dosa and so on.
Please watch below the recipe of malabar fish curry on my youtube channel

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