Mackerel Fry

This is my all time favourite fish accompaniment – low on oil and very easy to make. This fish fry is a hit on winter nights, when you enjoy a simple meal of steamed rice or roti with daal at dinner time.


  • Mackerel – whole pieces, cleaned and slits made on them
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lemon/ Vinegar – 1 lemon juice/ 1 cap full
  • Chili Powder – 1tsp or to taste
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Ginger – Garlic Paste – 1-2 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/2tsp
  • Cooking Oil


1. Rub all the ingredients on the fish and leave aside to marinate. Remember, longer the better.

2. Just before dinner, heat oil in a non-stick pan or a tava and add the fish one by one.

3. Fry until golden brown and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti and daal combination. Life couldn’t be simpler!

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