Fish Recheiado (fried fish with red masala filling)

Fish Recheiado (fried fish with red masala filling)

Introduction :

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Ingredients :

4 mackerels, washed,cleaned and de-boned (Known as 'Banganda' in Konkani)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lime, juice of
1 tablespoon malt vinegar
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
4 red chilies
8 cloves
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
4 cloves garlic


Take a sharp knife and make a slit in the middle{a longitudinal slit} of the Mackerel fish so that the fish opens as 2 equal halves.
This is done so that the masala can be stuffed inside the fish.
Now, de-bone the fish (remove its bones).
Likewise, repeat this for all the Mackerels'.
Take a bowl and in it, put salt, lime juice, olive oil, turmeric powder and all the slit fishes.
Mix well so as to let the fish absorb all the ingredients.
Marinate for 15 minutes.
In your mixer/grinder/blender, grind together the cloves, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, red chillies, ginger, garlic, salt and vinegar.
Heat 4-5 tbsps. of oil in a skillet.
Stir in the prepared paste.
Stir-fry until the oil separates from this masala (prepared paste).
Stuff each Mackerel with the prepared masala paste.
Spread the same evenly on both the inside surface of each fish.
Garnish the fishes with chopped corriander leaves and onion.
Pack the sides (if need be, tie the fishes with a fine thread to maintain all the masala inside), and, apply rice flour/semolina on the outer surface of each Mackerel.
Heat oil in a wok.
Shallow fry the Mackerel's on low flame until browned on either side and cooked.
Serve hot with salad.
Enjoy this pick-me-up fish!