Bangda, popularly known as Indian mackerel is widely used in cooking in homes where fish eating is pretty common. The unique taste and availability across local fish markets one of the major reasons why it finds a common place in the kitchens of many people. If you are an avid lover of bangda fish, then there are numerous recipes which you can try at home. This fish can be enjoyed it throughout the year and barring just 1-2 months of in.
You can enjoy it throughout the year, barring 1-2 months of the season in. Generally, it is cooked in curry which is red based. This fish can be prepared as a starter or snack item also. Some of these recipes are mentioned below :-
Health objectives of Bangda Fish
One of the major ways to prevent heart disease is through consumption of diet which contains certain amounts of omega 3 fatty acids. This type of fish is rich in saturated fats, monosaturated & fatty acids. Consumption of mackerel fish on a daily basis can help you keep blood pressure level under control.
Easy Way to prepare Bangda Rava Fry
- 2 pieces of medium sized Bangda fish (slit from middle section)
- 1 cup of rice flour
- 4-5 tablespoon of semolina
- 2-3 teaspoon of red powder
- 5-6 pieces of (soaked in water)
- Oil for shallow fry
Across different parts of the Western coast, you will come across various styles of preparing this recipe. The only difference lies in the way you marinate and sour ingredients.
Kokam which is widely found in Konkan is really suitable for frying fish delicacies. When it comes to marination technique, it only helps to improve the flavor. Then, place the fish on a plate and apply salt, turmeric powder, paste and red powder on it. Rub the ingredients carefully on the fish skin. Keep the fish in for half an hour.
Heat the pan on medium flame and add oil and add oil when it turns hot. Meanwhile, add some flour, semolina, red powder on a dry plate and mix them properly.
Dust the marinated fish well with flour mixture. Then, remove the excess flour by shaking the fish on the same plate. (You can follow the same process for other pieces also). Place it on the hot pan and cook it perfectly for 4-5 minutes on each side.
Once it turns crisp from outside and juicy inside, take it out on oil absorbent paper. Serve the bangda fish fry along with the onion rings, mint chutney, lemon and or hot chapatti.