Monday, October 12, 2009

Ayila (or) Mackeral Curry

This is again my mom s recipe. Prepared with canned Jack mackeral.
Mackeral - 1 can
onion - 1 medium (Chopped)
Tomato - 1 small
Green Chili - 2 (slit lengthwise)
Tamarind - 1 lemon size(Soak in water and extract the juice)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek - 3-4
Curry leaves - 2 Sprigs
Coconut - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
salt to taste

 Grind the coconut along with turmeric powder, Chilli powder and Coriander powder into a smooth paste.

1.Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add the fenugreek seeds.
2.Add the onions and saute. When they become brown here and there add the green chilli s  and the tomatoes.
3.Then add the ground paste and mix well. Add the tamarind juice.Then add the canned mackeral and salt and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water. Cut the mackeral into small pieces and add. Then only the masala will get into the fish.
4.Add curry leaves and close with a lid and allow it to cook for 15 -20 min.

The curry tastes even more when left for 2 -3 hrs before serving.


  1. i love coconut flavoured gravies a lot..even my mom used to prepare it for me..looks very tasty priyanka...

  2. hey lovely blog and a lovely curry too.... following u :) keep rocking

  3. Ayila currys looks tempting & delicious!! U have wonderful space filled with lots of yummy recipe...


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