How to make Mackerel Masala -

Mackerels cooked in a delicious coconut masala.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Mackerels (बांगड़ा मछली), Coconut (नारियल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Mackerel Masala

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mackerel Masala Recipe

  • Mackerels scaled 6 large

  • Coconut scraped 1 cup

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Whole dry red chillies 8

  • Turmeric powder 2 teaspoon

  • Garlic 6 cloves

  • Black peppercorns 5

  • Cloves 5

  • Cinnamon 1/2 inch stick

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Onions sliced 5 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash and cut each mackerel into four pieces. Apply salt, then wash again after five minutes. Place the mackerels in a pan along with three to four cups water, a pinch of salt and one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Cook for ten minutes.

Step 2

Drain. When the mackerels cool, de-bone and cut into small pieces. Heat oil and stir-fry garlic, black peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon. Drain. Stir-fry coriander seeds and red chillies in the same oil and drain.

Step 3

In the remaining oil saute the onions till dark brown. Grind together the fried ingredients (except the onions) with coconut and tamarind into a fine paste. Add the ground masala and water to the browned onions and bring to a boil. Add the mackerel pieces and salt and simmer for two to three minutes. Serve hot.

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