Enjoy This Authentic Mangalorean Style Rawa Fish Fry Recipe!

Let’s be honest, fried fish is delicious! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, finely coated with a choice of batter or breadcrumbs and garnished with onions, lemons and green chillies (well, in many regions), a fried fish dish is lip-smackingly good. 

People love a fish fry recipe as a snack at a party or even as a side dish with their meals. And to make fried fish a healthier option, cooking a rawa fried fish recipe is a great option.

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What is a Bangda Rawa Fry Recipe?

In different parts of India, the Indian mackerel fish is known as Bangda, Ayala, or Kajol Gouri.

Mackerel is a healthy seawater fish due to its many nutritional values. High in Omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and protein, it is also a highly recommended fish for health enthusiasts. 

Rawa here refers to semolina, which is a healthier wheat form, unlike the common wheat types. Made from durum wheat, semolina contains the majority of nutrients. Moreover, durum wheat being golden in colour helps semolina get its pale-yellow colour when milled. 

Bangda rawa fry recipe is greatly enjoyed in the country’s many coastal parts, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Each region has different versions of this dish so you can come across many rawa fish Indian recipes for mackerel. 

What makes the Indian mackerel different from the other mackerel are its distinct features: 

  • An Indian mackerel has a moderately deep body and a head longer than the depth of the body. 
  • They have thin but dark golden bands on the upper side of the body.
  • While they are commonly 9.8 inches, an Indian mackerel can reach a maximum length of 14 inches. 

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How to make Bangda Rawa Fry Recipe?
Making a rawas fried fish recipe with Indian Mackerel is straightforward. It can be prepared by anyone with or without any experience in the kitchen, and the result will always be fantastic! Let us share with you a recipe that is popularly enjoyed and comes with great flavours - The Mangalorean style Bangda rawa fry recipe.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Prep Time 45 minutes
  1. Add the red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, turmeric powder, and vinegar to a small bowl. Mix them well into a paste.
  2. Put the mackerel in another bowl and make small slits on the pieces. Mix this spice paste and salt on each piece and marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. Take a flat dish and add the semolina.
  4. After the marination time, take each fish piece and dip each side in the semolina generously.
  5. Take a tawa or a pan and add oil. Once heated, add the fish pieces carefully and shallow fry on each side for 6-8 minutes.
  6. Garnish with finely chopped onions, green chillies, coriander leaves and lemon juice for that extra punch.
  7. Serve hot.
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