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Best homemade Mackerel fish ( bangda ) tawa fry Recipe

Indian Mackerel (bangda) fish Tawa fry Recipe

3 crisp golden mackerel (bangda) fish Tawa fry Recipe
Mackerel (bangda) tawa fry

Bangda or Indian Mackerel fish is very popular in the coastal part of India mainly Maharashtra, Goa, Banglore and other coastal parts.

Bangda fish is full of meats and has bone which can easily be removed. It has a distinct flavour and very tasty.

There are many recipes out there for mackerel fish but my personal favorite one  is the shallow tawa fry one.

With very few ingredients you can prepare it at home and enjoy your meal. It goes well with both Rotis and Rice.

Bangda Tawa fry is my wife's favorite recipe and she made it just so perfectly that everyone loves it.

Today I am sharing my wife's  personal recipe for Mackerel ( bangda) tawa fry.

For more fish recipe you can check the following links.

Preparation time :- 90 minutes

Cooking time :- 8-10 minutes

Difficulty :- Easy

Yields :- 2 servings

How to make Mackerel (bangda) tawa fry recipe :-

Ingredients :-

* 4-5 Indian Mackerel (bangda) fish.

* 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste.

* 1 teaspoon red chilli powder(paprika)

* 1 teaspoon Cumin powder.

* 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder.

* 1/3 teaspoon Turmeric powder.

* 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

* 3 - 4 Curry leaves.

* 1/3 teaspoon salt.

* 3 teaspoon Cooking oil ( olive oil  ).

4 pieces of fresh mackerel bangda fish for bangda tawa fry Recipe
Fresh mackerel (bangda) fish

Salt, Cumin powder Red chilli powder Coriander powder for Mackerel bangda fish Tawa fry Recipe
Salt, Cumin powder,red chilli powder, Corriander powder

Fresh curry leaves for bangda Mackerel fish Tawa fry Recipe
Curry leaves

Step by step instructions to make bangda tawa fry recipe :-

Method of preparation :-

* Wash and clean the fish, remove all the inner organs from inside the belly of bangda fish.

* Make 3 deep incision both side of the fish . It will help to absorb all the ingredients flavours 

Incision marked bangda Mackerel fish for tawa fry Recipe
Incision on mackerel ( bangda)

* Next fry the curry leaves and let it cool down.

Fried curry leaves for bangda Mackerel fish Tawa fry Recipe

* Take a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients one by one and add one teaspoon of cooking oil and fried curry leaves to the mixture. Curry leaves add a aromatic flavour to the fish. Mix well to form a smooth mixture like this.

Mixture for bangda Mackerel fish Tawa fry Recipe

* Now coat this mixture with the bangda fishes completely. Note that the mixture enter inside the incision part also.

Mackerel bangda fish coated with Mixture for bangda Mackerel fish Tawa fry Recipe

* Keep it refrigerated for 60 minutes.

* Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a heavy cast iron skillet in medium flame. Add two to three bangda fish and shallow fry them.

Cooking Mackerel bangda fish in iron skillet tawa fry Recipe
Frying on iron skillet

* Flip over when one side is crisp golden and cook the other side till crisp golden.

One side crisp golden fried mackerel bangda fish Tawa fry Recipe
One side crisp golden

* Repeat with the remaining fish and serve and enjoy the beautiful tasty mackerel tawa fry recipe with your family tonight at your home.

Crisp Goldren fried mackerel bangda fish Tawa fry Recipe
Mackerel (bangda) fish Tawa fry

Health benefits of mackerel ( bangda) fish :-

* Mackerel belong to a group of fish like Salmon and Sardines which contains full nutrients to prevent a host of diseases like cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, stress and dementia.

* They are rich source of Vitamins and Selenium.

* The Selenium is particularly effective against free radicals and help to fight Cancer.

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              SERVING TIPS
Mackerel fish fry can be served as a starter or appetizer and also as a side dish with your main course.

If using as an appetizer, you can serve green mint sauce or Chutney ( Cilantro mint sauce) , few onion slices and lemon wedges with Mackerel ( bangda) fish fry.

It is best to serve with Indian breads like Roti , chapati, Tandoori naan or Tandoori roti.

You can also take it with curry (fish ) and steam Rice as a side dish.


Calories :-  447.7  | Total fats :- 35.9g

Cholesterol :- 93.8 mg

Carbohydrate :- 0 g

Protein :- 29.8 g

Servings per recipe :- 1

Serving size :- 1 serving


* Curry leafs add a aromatic flavour to the fish.

* Mackerel fish has small bones at its belly part. While frying , you can remove them with a spoon .

* Make you pan or skillet hot enough while frying otherwise the fish will get stuck on the pan .

* For best taste , marinate Mackerel fish for more than 3 hours to absorb all the flavours.

* Mackerel fish has full of meat, so fry them till crisp to taste better.

* Carefully eat them as they have bones inside.

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  1. Mouth watering fish recipe! Tried it yesterday for dinner & my family loved it. Day before yesterday I tried fish finger recipe and it was delectable. Thanks guys for sharing delectable recipes with us.


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