How to make Grilled Bangda - Grill Pan -

Mackerels marinated in a spicy and tangy masala and grilled.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Bangda Fish, Kokum Petals (कोकम की पँखड़ियाँ)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Grilled Bangda - Grill Pan

Grilled Bangda - Grill Pan Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Grilled Bangda - Grill Pan Recipe

  • Bangda Fish whole 8 medium

  • Kokum Petals

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger 2 inch piece

  • Garlic 12-15 cloves

  • Kokum petals 10-12

  • Red chilli powder 3 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coarse rice powder 1 cup

  • Oil for basting

  • For garnishing

  • Onion roundels, separated into rings 1


Step 1

Clean the mackerel from inside and wash thoroughly. Make four to five quarter inch deep cuts on both the sides, apply salt and lemon juice. Set aside for fifteen minutes. Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste.

Step 2

Soak kokum in half a cup of warm water for fifteen minutes. Remove the pulp, strain and set aside. Mix red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste, kokum pulp and salt and marinate mackerels in this paste for half an hour, preferably in a refrigerator.

Step 3

Heat the Grill Pan. Roll the fish in rice powder. Brush the pan with a little oil, place the fish in it and cook, turning sides, for five to six minutes or till the fish is cooked on both sides and the surface nicely browned and crisp.

Step 4

Baste with a little oil once again. Serve hot garnished with onion rings.

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