The Koli people are historically the traditional fisher folk, residing in the coastal areas of Mumbai. They are seafaring people who catch fish for a living. Their cuisine is spicy and this adds flavour to the fresh catch. Fish is an important part of their diet. Fresh coconut and spices like black pepper, cloves , cinnamons and poppy seeds are extensively used in their cuisine.
Today, let us look and explore the traditional spicy mackerel curry, made by the ethnic Koli community.
- 4–5 fresh mackerels cleaned and cut into small pieces.
- 1 chopped onion
- ½ cup of grated coconut
- ½ cup of coriander leaves
- 3-4 kashmiri chillies (You can use bedki chillies for more spice)
- Ginger garlic paste – 2tbsp
- Tamarind – small ball, depending upon your taste for tanginess.
- 1tbsp of turmeric powder
- 1/2 tbsp of cumin powder
- 1tbsp of garam masala
- 1/2tbsp of coriander powder
- 2 chillies (you can avoid it if you don’t like spice)
- 2tsp Oil
- Salt to taste
- In a blender make a thick paste of coconut, coriander leaves, kashmiri chillies, tamarind, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and chillies.
- In a pan heat oil and add onions and sauté.
- Add ginger garlic paste and mix it well.
- Now add the thick ground paste and add little water for consistency.
- Put salt and boil it.
- Add the fish pieces and cook it for a few minutes.
- Fish cooks fast, so check it when done.
- Add chopped coriander for garnishing.
- Your spicy and tasty koli style mackerel curry is ready to eat.
We hope you have enjoyed the recipe of traditional koli style spicy mackerel curry .
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