Talela Bangda

Marinated mackerels shallow fried.

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Main Ingredients Mackerels Whole, Kokum petals
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 1.30-2 hour
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Talela Bangda

  • 8 medium Mackerels Whole slit
  • 10-12 Kokum petals
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • to taste Salt
  • 3 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic paste
  • to shallow fry Oil shallow fry
  • 1 cup Rice powder coarsely ground
  • a few for garnish Lemon wedges


  1. Make a small slit at the stomach and clean the mackerels from inside and wash thoroughly. Make four to five quarter inch deep cuts on both the sides, apply salt and lemon juice.
  2. Keep aside for fifteen minutes. Soak kokum in half a cup of warm water for fifteen minutes, crush slightly, strain and keep aside.
  3. Mix red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, kokum pulp and salt and marinate mackerels in this paste for half an hour, preferably in a refrigerator. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a frying pan.
  4. Roll the fish in rice powder and shallow-fry in small batches, without overcrowding the pan, for two to three minutes.
  5. Turn the fish, dribble some more oil and continue to cook on medium heat for two minutes or till the mackerels are light brown and crisp. Drain onto an absorbent paper. Serve hot garnished with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2280
Carbohydrates 103.4
Protein 311.7
Fat 68.7
Other Fiber Iron- 75.9mg