Introduction: STUFFED MACKEREL

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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...

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4 mackerels

2 onions

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)

salt

Step 2: CLEANING THE MACKEREL...

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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...

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Mix 1 tbsp turmeric powder, 2 tbsp chili powder and 1 tbsp tamarind water to make a paste.

mix well.

this paste is used for marination.

Step 4: MARINATION..

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Marinate the fish by applying salt and the paste for 10-15 minutes.

Step 5: GINGER - GARLIC PASTE

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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...

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Chop 2 onions and grate half coconut.

Step 7: MAKING THE STUFFING...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Serve the stuffed mackerel with salad.

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