Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bangda/Mackerel masala

Manglorean bangude Masala

Every family in the beautiful costal state of Karnataka depend on rice and fish for their staple food. The fish is either cooked as a curry or fried. Mangalore is home to many types of sea food. This particular recipe is a typical traditional style of Mangaloren mackerel Masala Personally i don't like mackerels but yesterday when i saw those fresh huge which we normally don't get here, thought of buying.Usually we prepare fish curry or raja panna upkari but this time i thought of making this shallow fried manglorean dish which is my favourite .this Masala goes well with almost all types of fish like kapi,surma/king fish or any variety of flat fish.
Bangudey masala

Mackerels -4
Kashmiri Red chilly-10
Garlic-1big pod
Tamarind -1 lemon sized ball
Coriander seed-2tsp
Fenugreek seed-1/2tsp
Curry leaves-2 springs
Salt to taste
Coconut or veg oil-2tbsp

Marinated mackerel 

  • Wash and clean the fish.Make deep cuts on the fish and keep aside.
  • Dry roast chillies,coriander,fenugreek separately .
  • Now grind the roasted ingredients with ginger,garlic,onion, tamarind  and salt to smooth paste.
  • Now marinate the fish with ground masala paste and curry leaves, keep in the refrigerator for at least 1hour.
  • Now take a flat frying pan and pour some oil.Let it heat for some time and then add the marinated mackerel along with the paste and cover and cook for about 10 mins each on both the side untill its almost dry.


Serve hot with lemon wedges and onion rings

Amer dal.. a Bengali cuisine

I  love bengali cuisine.Bengali dishes are vey much similar to our konkani dishes especially vegetarian dishes. and not too spicy.First time i tried this bengali dal and it was very tasty.My son simply love dal so daily i try to make different variety of dal.They prepare variety of dishes with raw mango.My son loved this dal and want me to prepare this again tomorrow. 

Tur dal-1/2cup
Moong dal-1/2cup
Raw mango-1(cut into small pieces)
Red chilly-2
Curry leaves-1spring
Salt to taste

  • Cook both the dal together in a pressure cooker adding 4cups of water.
  • Now take a sauce pan and heat ghee,in that add mustard seeds,cumin ,curry leaves and red chilly saute for a second..
  • Now put turmeric followed by raw mango pieces and salt and saute for 2mins.
  • Now add the cooked dal and boil until mango pieces turns to soft .
  • Serve hot with plain boiled rice and pour some ghee.

watermelon slush!

watermelon slush
Beat the heat with my special water melon slush.... Its a great cooler for warm afternoons specially when the temperature is above 40C....So check out for the super yummy water melon slush recipe which is very easy and refreshing specially for this summer season.

water melon slush

Water melon pieces(seeded)-4cups
Lemon juice-3tsp
Crushed ice-2cups
Lemon/lime soda-1/2ltr

  • Blend watermelon,lemon and sugar in a blender till smooth.
  • Pour the juice in freezer proof container.
  • Freeze for 15-20 mins.
  • Take it out from the freezer and serve in a tall glass half filled with crushed ice and then slowly pour the soda and serve.