How to make Mackerel Fish Curry | Ayala Meen curry

Wishing you all a Happy New Year 2022, from the last couple of years it wasn’t easy for many of us. By Gods grace we are thankful for the wonderful time in the pandemic situations. I couldn’t consist my post during the pandemic time. Online classes and WFH makes a messy lifestyle. For home-maker like me it will be a hard time to look back. Hoping for a bright and Prosperous year ahead.


About the Fish

Fish is the easy and quick to make non-veg dish. Ayala is a very soft and fleshy fish, rich with Omega-3. Ayala fish is the most common variety and a familiar fish in the coastal area.

About the Ingredients

  • 500 grams Mackerel Fish
  • 2 nos Green Chilli
  • 1″   Ginger
  • 1/2 cup Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp  Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp  Red Chilli Powder
  • as needed  Salt  as needed
  • 1 cup  Tamarind water
  • 1 spring  Curry Leaves

Ingredient to Tempering/Tadka

  • 2 tsp  Coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp  Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp  Methi Seeds
  •  3 tsp Onion(Chopped)
  • 2 springs Curry Leaves

Step by Step picture instruction

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 Take a piece of peeled ginger and green chilli in a mixer

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Crush them to a coarse paste

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In the same mixer take coconut, turmeric powder and chilli powder, add enough water

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Grind this masala to a fine paste

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Take the cleaned fish in a pan, here I’m using clay pot, which gives a natural flavour and taste.

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Add the grounded masala

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waterMalabar FIsh Curry 9Add in the crushed green chilli and ginger paste and saltMalabar FIsh Curry 10Add enough water to the curry.Malabar FIsh Curry 11Boil this in medium high flame for 10 minsMalabar FIsh Curry 12Add the curry leaves once the curry starts to boilMalabar FIsh Curry 13Simmer the curry for 15 minsMalabar FIsh Curry 14In a pan heat oil, add mustard, methi seedsMalabar FIsh Curry 15Add chopped onions and curry leaves, fry them till the onions turn golden brown in colourMalabar FIsh Curry 16Add the tadka and close the curry for 10 mins

Add in the tamarind Malabar FIsh Curry 1Ayala Meen curry is ready to serve with hot steaming rice.

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“Mackerel Fish Gravy”