The Indian Mackerel is know by various names such as Kembung in Indonesia, Bangda in Marathi, Aiyla in Malayalam, Aiyla Meen in Tamil and ‘Bangude’ in Tulu, Konkani and Kannada.
Some Interesting facts about Mackerel
- Mackerel is a highly recommended oily fish for a healthy diet. It is rich in essential oils, vitamins and minerals. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids occur in high quantities in this fish.
- Mackerel preservation is not simple. Salting and smoking were the principal preservation methods available prior to canning and refrigeration.
- In Japan mackerel is commonly cured with salt and vinegar to make a type of sushi known as saba-zushi.
Here is the recipe for Bengali Inspired Fish Fry with Pickled onions
For the Fish Fry
For the Pickled Onions