Sunday, September 6, 2015

Mackerel (Bangda) Fish Curry

As you know I am living in Bangalore. A popular food here is Mackerel or Bangda (in local language)It is one of the most widely consumed fish variety in South India. Although bangda fry and curry are most preferred options, health conscious people can consume this fish in baked, steamed or grilled form. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids and high amount of proteins, eating this fish provides a wide range of health benefits. That is why I decided to try an item with this fish. It turned out to be an wonderful recipe which is described below.

Preparation Time: - 15 min

Cooking Time: - 40 min


Servings: - 4 persons


  1. 4 pieces Mackerel Fish
  2. 2 tsp turmeric powder
  3. 2 tsp lemon juice
  4. 1 large chopped onions
  5. 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste – you can use readymade ones or can prepare yourself by grinding
  6. 2 small tomatoes
  7. 2 tbsp curry powder – I used MDH make. They are really good.
  8. 1 tbsp coriander powder.
  9. ¼ cup dhania(coriander) leaves chopped
  10. 2~3 cloves
  11. 1 cup coconut milk
  12. Salt - To taste.
  13. Oil - 6 table spoon. I prefer mustard oil but white oil also can be used.
  14. Bay leaves – 2
  15. 2 green chilies silted. You can add more or use red chili if your taste permits so.


  1. Wash and dry fish well. Rub all over with turmeric, salt and lemon juice. Keep it for 15 minutes for marinating.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan with medium flame. Fry the fish until golden brown on both sides. It should take about 15 min.
  3. Drain the excess oil.
  4. Take a separate kadai /pan and heat 3 tbsp oil with medium flame.
  5. Add bay leaves and cloves. Fry for a minute and then put chopped onion.
  6. Fry till the onions turn golden brown in low flame. Now add ginger garlic paste, tomatoes, curry powder and dhania powder.
  7. Stir and fry until oil begins to separate from the mixture.
  8. Now add the dhania leaves and continue cooking. You may need to add ½ cup water here so that the mixture does not dry up.
  9. Put the coconut milk and simmer for sometime.
  10. At last we add the fish in the gravy. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Now it is ready to serve. You can add some more dhania leaves for garnishing. This is one item to be eaten with rice.

As always please feel free to comment, criticize and seek if any help is required. I am all ears.

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