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Mackerel Cutlets

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

Mackerel also known as Bangadas , Various ways to prepare this lovely fish. We always love to have this fish either fried with some masala or stuffed with masala into the slits made and served with dal - rice.

Today's recipe is Mackerel cutlets, another great way of relishing this fish. Here I have marinated the fish with some spices and then shallow fried. Once cooled, the fish is deboned and shredded well.

The fleshy shredded fish is then mixed with some spices and East Indian cuddi powder . The recipe for the cuddi powder is mentioned below. In case you can't get this powder or make it ,you can replace it with a good garam masala powder.

The cutlets is served with a dip and few veggies. The veggies can be steamed ,boiled or stir fry with a little butter , sprinkling with salt and pepper.


400 gms Mackerel ( 6 Mackerel)

clean ,wash and pat dry mackerels. Make few

cuts on both sides of mackerel. Marinate the fish with chili powder, little turmeric powder and salt to taste

Shallow fry till done

Once cool ,debone the fish and keep the fleshy part of fish aside.

Ingredients 2

300 gms onions finely chopped

4 green chilies finely chopped

1 tsp pepper powder

40 gms coriander leaves with stem finely chopped

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp Tempero Di Cuddi masala powder

2 bread slices

1 egg


In the same pan add oil if required and stir fry the onions and green chilies lightly , till onions turn translucent.

In a big bowl added the shredded fish pieces, stir fried onions and chilies , mix well.

Add in next the pepper powder, chili powder , tempero di cuddi powder, finely chopped coriander leaves, Ginger garlic paste and salt to taste.

Take 2 slices of bread , wet it slightly, squeeze out the excess water , crumble it and mix it into the Mackerel mixture.

Add one egg and mix well. Form into round shape cutlets and coat with breadcrumbs or semolina or panko bread crumbs.

Shallow fry.

For the Sauce

2 cups mayo

Few finely chopped olives

2 to 3 green chilies finely chopped

1 tsp pepper powder

1stalk finely chopped celery

mix all the above ingredients well.

For the Tempero Di cuddi powder

A powdered spice mix used for flavouring Meat Dishes.

Made this Tempero spice powder my way ,

with a slight change.


(East Indian Tempero ( A seasoning to flavour Dishes) Di Cuddi)


100 gms Cinnamon

40 gms cloves

40 gms cardamom

40 gms peppercorns

20 gms Star anise

10 gms Javitri/mace flower

10 gms bay leaf

5 gms all spice

5 gms Triphal/schezwan pepper

10 gms saunf/ fennel seeds

10 gms methi seeds/ fenugreek seeds

10 gms Shah Jeera /black cumin

Dry ingredients in the sun, lightly roast, Dry grind the spiced , sift well, and bottle

used for flavouring Chicken, mutton, beef or Pork

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