Mackerel Curry | Ayala Curry | Bangda Fish Curry Recipe Indian style


Two fillets of bangda (ayala) fish in hot spicy red curry, served in a white dish by
Mackerel Curry by Homemakerjob
Two fillets of bangda (ayala) fish in hot spicy red curry, served in a white dish by

Mackerel (Bangda/Ayala) Curry Recipe

Mackerel (Bangda) fish curry is a tasty and easy recipe to make. The ingredients used in this recipe are easy to find on the market. Red chili powder and lemon juice give it a spicy, tangy flavor. Fresh coconut gives a mild sweetness to the curry.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 4 bangda fish
  • ½ cup fresh coconut grated
  • ½ cup onions (diced)
  • 13-15 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 3 green chilies
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 4 tbsp oil


  • Wash and clean 4 pieces of bangda fish. Pat them dry with a clean kitchen paper towel.
  • Take bangada pieces in a plate. Take 2 tsp lemon juice and spread it on those pieces. Apply evenly from both sides and keep the pieces aside for 15 min.
  • In a mixer jar, add ½ cup of fresh grated coconut, ½ cup diced onions, and 13-15 garlic cloves. Then add 1 inch ginger, 3 green chilies, and ¼ cup coriander leaves. Add 3 tbsp water in it to make a smooth paste. Cover the lid and blend till it turns into a smooth paste.
  • Heat 4 tbsp oil in a kadai over medium flame. Once the oil is hot enough, add the paste into the kadai. Sauté well for 10 min till the paste becomes thicker.
  • Add 2 tsp red chili powder, 2 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, and ½ tsp turmeric powder. Mix well for 2 min.
  • Add 2 cups water, 1½ tsp salt and ½ tsp garam masala. Mix everything well and cook for 10 min.
  • Now add bangada pieces to the kadai and cook well for 5-7 min on low flame. Turn off the flame once the fish is cooked well.
  • Serve hot bangda fish curry hot with rice or chapati.


  • Wash and clean the fish properly.
  • If you like the curry to be spicier, you can add more red chili powder.
  • Always buy fresh fish for cooking.


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