Here is one easy recipe for Dried mackerel - dried prawn chutney that can be made very quickly if you have manged to find dried prawns: Malvani people are so much in love with sea food that it is pretty hard for them to bear wet monsoon months when supply of fresh fish is limited. They find some relief in dried fish and prawns. During summer people buy these dried fish, especially small size prawns called jowala, that they use as an alternative to fresh fish during rainy season. Although dried fish is not everyone’s cup of tea due to its strong smell, if properly cooked it has its own spicy, crunchy, tangy taste.
- Dried Mackarel or dried prawns (Jovala) : 100 gm
- Inch ginger
- Four garlic buds
- Two teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 coconut : grated
- Salt and pinch of turmeric
- This recipe can be made either with dried mackerel or jovala.
- If you use jovala, roast it properly on frying pan without oil.
- If you use mackerel, the best way is to roast it on coal. Now off course it is hard to get coal in cities, so roasting on chopped pieces of fish in a frying pan without oil or in oven also works.
- Transfer this roasted fish / jovala in mixer. Add grated coconut, turmeric, chilli powder, salt (as per taste), grated ginger, garlic in the grinder jar.
- Don’t add water. Grind it finely.
- This dried fish chutney can be served with bhakri or chapatti.
Recipe by: Maai ....(Please do Rate/Like/Share this recipe.)