Crunchy Mackerel Fish Fry

This crunchy Mackerel fry is one of my favorites. It’s simple, nutritious and fulfilling. It is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids. It is a fatty fish, but not just any fat, it has a large amount of heart-healthy omega 3 Fatty acids. it is also considered as environment-friendly seafood in comparison with tuna.

Studies have shown that it tends to reduce inflammation and potentially lower the risk of heart diseases, arthritis, and cancer.

It’s shallow fried so it won’t send you on any guilt trip, moreover, it is super yummy and crunchy.

You can try this at lunch or at dinner. I am pretty sure that you can find this fish in both the temperate and tropical parts of the world, which makes it quite affordable and easy to find.

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Mackerel fish -1 kg
Ginger garlic paste – 2tbsp
Garam Masala -1 tbsp
Chat Masala -1tbsp
Red Chilli powder -1tbsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Oil – for shallow frying
Lemon juice -1tbsp
Rice flour -4-5 tbsp
1. First of all, clean the Mackerel thoroughly with fresh water, and secondly by scrubbing with a little amount of salt or wheat flour. (This type of cleaning would remove the fishy smell ).
2. Now, place the fish in plates and make small gashes over it.
3. Now in a bowl, mix rice flour, lemon juice, spices, and ginger-garlic paste. You can maintain the consistency of the batter by adding a few spoons of water if required.
4. Now coat the fish throughout into the batter and let it marinate for about 15 minutes in a refrigerator.
5. Now, heat oil in a shallow pan, After the oil has become hot, add the fish one by one for shallow frying.
6. Fry till golden brown and serve hot crunchy mackerel fish fry with chutney and onion wedges.
Bon Appetite!!!