Mackerel curry w/ raw mango

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2 large Mackerel (clean, cut and apply salt)

1 freshly grated coconut

2 tsp coriander seeds

½ tsp cumin seeds

6-7 kashmiri chilies

3 garlic cloves

½ tsp turmeric powder

Small ball of tamarind (without seed/shell/strings)

1 raw mango (if u don’t have raw mango use tedpal seeds also known as sichuan /szechuan pepper)

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** Finely grind to a smooth paste: coconut, turmeric powder, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, chilies, garlic and tamarind (you can also make pulp of tamarind by adding warm water and add later, I prefer grinding)


* make sure it’s well-ground to a paste, takes about 5 to 6 times with a run of 1 minute each time with breaks in the middle to avoid your mixer / grinder from heating.



  1. Take a pot add the curry paste (no oil and no onion required).

Clean the grinder with water and add the water to the pot, check for consistency as you require (thick /thin).

  1. Cook for 5 minutes. As it comes to a boil add the cut mango and after 2 minutes add the fish pieces.
  2. Add salt to taste. Cover and cook for 8/9 min.

* try not to stir the fish after adding to the gravy as the fish might break.

* You can also add 2 to 3 kokum

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Bon appetit


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Jennifer Dias says:

    Fantastic colour Alves. Must be tasting good too. Curry looks yummy !


  2. alvesnaaron says:

    Thanks Jennifer…


  3. Yolanda Monteiro says:

    I plan to try this…. but can I use any other fish? or does it have to be mackerels? Thanks for sharing.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      You can use any fish.


  4. Alves
    In your Mackerel curry w/raw mango you recommend using tirphal to substitute raw mango when this is not available. Tirphal or Sichuan pepper is used in the curry to give a tingling sensation. Raw mango is used for aciditity. When raw mango is not there dried kokum skin is a good substitute


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      You are right this curry can be made either with raw mangoes or with tirphal as it goes well either way.


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