Raja Uppata

Mackrel Curry - Southern Style

Recipe by Nalini Kudva of

This dish goes well with rice, dosa & idlis

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

  • 10 nos. Red Chilies, roasted in oil
  • 1 no. tamarind, lemon sized
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds (black)
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek
  • 4 cloves Garlic

3 nos. Mackrel Fish 1 tbsp. Coconut (fresh) 2 nos. Onions 1 sprig Curry leaves 2 tsp Coconut oil 1 inch ginger


  1. Roast first six ingredients and grind along with 1/2 onion and 1/2 portion of coconut. add salt to the masala and keep aside.
  2. Cut fish and clean.
  3. To the masala, add cut peices of 1 1/2 onion, 1 inch pc ginger, remaining coconut and once boiled add the fish pieces and let cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Add fresh coconut oil and sprinkle curry leaves and close the lid for five minutes.