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Grilled Green Masala Mackerel Fish

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 25


Serves 3

  • 3 large Mackerel fish

  • 1 tbsp Mustard oil

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • For Green Masala: 1 cup coriander leaves chopped

  • 10-12 mint leaves

  • 1 inch ginger chopped

  • 6 garlic cloves

  • 6 large green chillies

  • 1 tbsp mustard oil


  • 01

    Take mackerel fish and make slashes on it. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt, lemon juice, rub the masala well on the fish.

  • 02

    Keep the fish marinated while you make the green masala paste.

  • 03

    In a blender cup add the coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger, garlic, onion, green chillies and blend them into a fine smooth paste.

  • 04

    Transfer the masala in a bowl, add mustard oil and mix well.

  • 05

    Apply half of the green masala paste over the fish nicely including the slashes. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes.

  • 06

    In a grill pan heat mustard oil. Add the marinated fish in the hot pan in single layer.

  • 07

    Cook the fish over medium heat for 5 minutes and flip over the other side.

  • 08

    Apply the green masala from the remaining paste over the fish again. Flip over and cook for about 2 minutes.

  • 09

    Again apply the green masala the other side, flip over and cook for 2 minutes and take off the heat.

  • 10

    Your aromatic mouthwatering green masala fish is ready. Enjoy it as an appetizer/starter or with piping hot rice and dal or rasam.

  • 11

    Watch the video of the recipe



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