Recipes - Mackerels Special


4– 5 big mackerels
Banana leaf
3 finely chopped onions
2 green chilles chopped
1 “ Ginger piece
5-6 cloves garlic chopped
1 tbsp. oil

To grind:

1 onion
Very Small ball of tamarind
1 tbsp. Jeera
8 pepper corns
1/2 tsp.turmeric
2 cloves
½ “ cinnamon
5-6 long red chilles
2 - 3 tbsp. vinegar
Salt as per taste


Coarsley grind the above mentioned ingredients with vinegar and very little water. Clean the mackerels and put cuts on them. Marinate the mackerels in ground masala for 1 hour.  Mix little masala to the chopped onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies and set aside. Spread the banana leaf  in a heavy bottomed pan. Put oil and spread some onion mixture.  Keep the mackerels over this mixture. Again spread onion mixture.  Cover with a deep plate with little water in it. Cook on  very slow flame for about 20 to 30 minutes.  If there is more water in the gravy, keep it on high flame for sometime and dry the excess water.  Serve hot.

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