Saturday, 25 February 2012

Mackerel curry (Ayala curry)

Mackerel   - 1 kg(Any fish can use)
Shallot  - 8
Green chilli –3(split into 2)
Ginger  - 1 piece(Sliced)
Garlic – 6 pods(Sliced)
Chilly powder   - 3 Tsp
Turmeric powder  -1 Tsp
coriander powder –3 Tsp
Tamarind  water– Using a lemon size tamarind
Fenugreek seeds  - 1/2 Tsp
Mustard seeds   - 1/2 Tsp
Curry leaves
Coconut oil


  • Heat oil in a earthen pot or pan. Splutter the mustard seeds and add shallot,ginger, garlic,green chili and curry leaves.
  • Add some salt into it and saute well.
  • Once the shallot turns transparent add Chilly Powder and Coriander Powder and turmeric powder into it and stir well till the raw smell goes.
  • Then add tomato and saute well.
  • After that add the fish pieces and mix well to coat the masala all over.
  • Add the Tamarind water (you can add more water according to the gravy ).
  • Close the lid and simmer for 10 to 15 min.
  • Once the fish is cooked turn of the heat and add some curry leaves and keep it covered.
  • Enjoy the fish curry with hot rice
Cheers !!!

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