Mackeral is a beautiful fish. It’s my favorite too. And I guess many fish lovers would share the same sentiment. It is a firm-fleshed flavorful fish which is high in nutrients and low in fat. And Mackeral Fish Fry? Oh, Gosh!
Mackeral is also known as Ayala in Malayalam and Bangda in Hindi. This fish is available in abundance across coastal belt of Arabian sea – especially Kerala, Mumbai and Goa. Ha! That reminds me of the popular Mollywood song ‘Ayala porichathundu karimeen varuthathundu‘, where the heroine sings and asks her husband to have lunch with her, for she has prepared Mackeral Fish Fry and Fried Pearl Spots. Oh yeah! I did sing this song when I made lunch today for it has been so long since we’ve had the luxury of having this fish. Oh, I will any day return to my home in Kerala just to have the exotic seafood!
Mackeral Fish Fry is prepared by marinating the fish pieces with spices and then shallow frying them. Quick and easy to prepare, the spice mix enhances its flavor.
Recipe for Kerala Style Mackeral Fish Fry
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