Challache bangdde Kodi / Meeta bangdde Kodi

Goan Mackerel

Goan Salted Mackerel Curry

Ingredients:

2 large challa bangde (salt dried Mackerel)

Bangdo

Masala to grind:

1 small freshly grated coconut (90 gms)

6 Kashmiri chilies

3-4 cloves of garlic

1 ½ tablespoon coriander seeds

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Water as required (little).

Fish Curry

*** If you don’t get the required colour with the chilies you are using then just deseed 2/3 more chilies and add to the masala while grinding.

Other ingredients:

5-6 kokum

1-2 slit chilies

Soak a small bowl of tamarind in 90ml warm water

¼ teaspoon sugar

1 ½ cup water to clean the masala from the mixer / food processor.

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Pre-Preparation:

1. Clean the salt from the mackerel under running water.

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2. Soak the mackerel in cold water for 1 ½ – 2 hours.

3. Clean and cut the mackerels ( the top yellowish skin will come out)

4. Soak the cut pieces for another 30 -45 minutes.

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Method:

1. Grind the masala to a smooth paste.

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2. Now add the ground masala to the pot. Start the heat on medium.

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3. By using 1 ½ – 2 cup water clean the remaining masala from the mixer and add that to the pot.

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4. Let the curry come to a rolling boil.

5. Add the mackerel pieces and tamarind water.

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6. After 3 minutes add kokum, sugar and slit chilies to the Goan Mackerel curry.

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7. Cook till the mackerel is done.

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8. Consistency of the mackerel curry should be medium (not too watery nor too thick) add water if required .

bangde - bangdo

Enjoy life, it’s delicious.

***No salt is required in this curry.

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