Mackerel Fry


5 -6 mackerels
8 red long chillies
4-5 pepper corns
8 flakes garlic
1 small onion
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp.sugar
A small ball of tamarind
1 1/2 tsp. corainder seeds
2-3 tbsp. vinegar
Oil for frying
1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
salt to taste.


Clean and slit the mackerals on either sides of the centre bone. Grind the above mentioned ingredients in vinegar into a coarse paste. Stuff the masala paste inside the mackerals evenly and also coat from outside slightly and set aside for sometime. You may loosely tie each mackerel with thread and deep fry or shallow fry in hot oil. Serve hot with onion rings on a bed of lettuce leaves.

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