Fried Bangda (Indian Mackerel)



Bangda (Indian mackerel) is one of the tastiest fish.It is used in curry as well as fried.My mom uses fresh/dried turmeric leaves to flavour bangda Curry.Sol kadhi,rice and fried bangda is an ultimate comfort food for any malvani.

To clean bangda,slit it in a slanting way chopping off its head and open up its stomach,remove dirt from the stomach,cut of fins and tail end and wash under running water.

Give slits on both the sides of bangda,so that it gets well marinated.


6 Bangda (Indian Mackerel )

Salt to taste.

1/2 tsp Haldi powder.

1 tbsp kokum aagul.(Juice of Kokum)

1/4 cup rice flour.

1/4 cup fine rava.

Oil for frying.

For the masala

1 medium sized onion.

2 tbsp Dhana(corriander seeds)

5 tbsp Red chilli powder.

1 tbsp haldi powder.

1 tsp black pepper powder.


Wash cleaned bangda under running water,drain out water completely.

Add salt,turmeric and kokum aagul to wash and cleaned bangda.Keep aside.

Place all the masala ingredients in a mixie jar and grind to a smooth paste using very little water.

Apply this masala to bangda,leave it to marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

Mix together rice flour and rava.

Heat Oil in a frying pan.

Coat the marinated bangda with rava and rice flour mixture from both the sides.

Shallow fry in the oil till crisp from both sides.

Drain on an absorbent paper to drain out excess oil.

Serve hot.

Happy Cooking !!!



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