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Recheado Fried Mackerel

A Goan Stuffed Mackerel Fry. The masala is prepared with spices , chillies , vinegar etc.


6 Mackerels

Make slits on both sides of the fish

Clean and wash well. Add turmeric powder, salt and keep aside for 20 mins. Wash off well again .

Ingredients for the masala

7 dry kashmiri Chillies

3 dry Bedgi chillies

1 tsp cumin seeds

4 cloves

1 inch cinnamon

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1 tbsp vinegar

1 sliced onion

1 tsp tamarind ( small amount of tamarind)

2 tsp grated Goan jaggery

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

Grind all this to a smooth paste adding just enough water


( For extra spice in your recheado masala

you can go for 8 kashmiri Chillies and 3 Bedgi chillies


7 kashmiri Chillies and 4 Bedgi chillies


Only 8 to 9 Kashmiri chillies only)


2 medium size onion sliced

1 tbsp coconut fenni

Salt to taste


Add oil , saute the onions with 1 tsp salt till translucent. Add the ground masala and cook for a minute. Switch gas off , add coconut fenni . Mix well and add salt to taste only if required.

Stuff fish on both sides of the fish with this masala. Coat the fish with rice flour and shallow fry.

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