Mustard seeds- a teaspoon
Dry red chilly(vattal mulak)- 2-3
To grind :
Ginger-a small piece
Chilly- 2 or 3 medium sized
Cumin seeds- a teaspoon
turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Cook the cleaned Mackerel in little water,salt and turmeric.When done,remove the bones and mince it.Grind the ingredients without water.It should be medium coarse and not a fine paste.
In a pan,heat oil,splutter mustard seeds,curry leaves and few dry red chillies.Add the ground mix and saute for a while.When the raw taste is gone, add the minced fish and stir till it becomes very dry.Do this on a low flame for few minutes.Add salt to taste.