I always cooked and served Rawa Fried Mackerel to my hubby darling. He would feel sad that i would cook it for him and not have it myself. One day he got the whole Mackerel and asked me to cook stuffed Mackerel’s also known in Goa as Bharillo Bangdo / Reishad Bangde / Mirsangecho Bangdo. Then started the experiments and finally I hit the perfect taste. Try this in your kitchen and let me know.
3 tablespoon’s grated coconut
2 tablespoon’s chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp tamarind pulp
1 green chilly
4-5 pods of garlic
1 cup rawa
1/2 tsp chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Clean the Mackerel by cutting only its head and fins.
Marinate the fish by applying 1 tsp chilly powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder and salt.
Make a slit on each side of the fish bone. To make a slit, start from the tail and continue till its neck.
Grind green chilly, grated coconut,chopped coriander and garlic into a rough paste. Don’t put water while grinding. Finely chopped onions can be added to the mixture after grinding.
Mix tamarind paste which can be obtained by soaking tamarind in water.
Add a pinch of salt.
Now stuff this mixture into the Mackerel on both sides and let it marinate for 10 – 15 Min’s.
In rawa, mix chilly and turmeric powder and a pinch of salt.
Now roll the stuffed Mackerel on both sides by holding firmly so as to avoid the stuffing from coming out.
In a pan, put 1 tablespoon oil.
Place the stuffed Mackerel in it and fry thoroughly for 10 Min’s on one side. Put little oil on top.
After 10 Min’s turn it carefully and fry on the other side for another 10 Min’s.
When it’s done it will emit a very good aroma indicating that the fish is done.