How to make Tareli Macchi -

Fish marinated and then fried. a tasty delicacy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fish (मछली),

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Tareli Macchi

Tareli Macchi Recipe Card


Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Tareli Macchi Recipe

  • Fish 1

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to shallow fry

  • Lemon cut into wedges 2


Step 1

Wash the fish. Cut the fish through the bone into 8 - 10 small slices of ½" thickness. Mix all the ingredients except oil.

Step 2

Marinate the fish with this mixture for an hour. Heat oil in a pan.

Step 3

Add fish and lower the heat. Cook till crisp, then turn the pieces and cook on the other side.

Step 4

Serve hot with lemon slices or lemon wedges.

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