Stuffed mackerel or "bharillo bangdo" is one of the Goa's speciality. this mouth - watering dish is usually served as a snack for parties. Today lets learn how to make this fabulous dish...
Step 1: INGREDIENTS...
1/2 coconut ( 1 cup grated coconut)
3 - 4 tbsp chili powder
3 - 4 turmeric powder
2 - 3 tamarind water ( soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes.)
1 cup coriander leaves
6 - 7 garlic cloves
1/2" ginger piece
2 -3 green chilies
1 cup semolina (rava)
coconut oil ( for frying)
Step 2: CLEANING THE MACKEREL...
Clean the mackerel by cutting only its head and fins.
to remove the fish bone, make a slit in the fish, start from the tail and continue till its neck.
Step 3: MARINATION PASTE...
Mix 1 tbsp turmeric powder, 2 tbsp chili powder and 1 tbsp tamarind water to make a paste.
this paste is used for marination.
Step 4: MARINATION..
Marinate the fish by applying salt and the paste for 10-15 minutes.
Step 5: GINGER - GARLIC PASTE
Grind 1 cup coriander leaves, 6-7 garlic cloves, 1/2 " ginger piece and 2 green chilies into a paste.
Step 6: SOME CHOPPING AND GRATING...
Chop 2 onions and grate half coconut.
Step 7: MAKING THE STUFFING...
For stuffing, mix 2 chopped onions, 1/2 grated coconut, 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp tamarind water, 2-3 tbsp ginger - garlic paste and salt.
mix it well.
Step 8: STUFFING THE MACKEREL...
Now stuff this mixture into the mackerel and hold the fish tightly.
(make sure it doesn't open. if it does then tie a thread to it.)
Step 9: FRYING...
Dip the mackerel in semolina (rava).
in a pan, put 1 tbsp coconut oil and shallow fry the fish.
(if u have tied it with thread then cut it after frying.)
Step 10: ENJOY...
Serve the stuffed mackerel with salad.