Ayala (Indian Mackerel) Fry Recipe

  • Servings : 3
  • Prep Time : 45m
  • Cook Time : 15m

Ayala also known as Indian Mackerel is one of the most liked fishes in Kerala specially fried one. This can be eaten alone or with rice or mashed potato.


  • Ayala / Indian Mackerel -3 nos (medium size)
  • Red Chilly Powder -1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric - 3/4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Lime
  • @5 tbsp cooking oil (coconut oil preferred)


Step 1

Clean the fish, wash and make slit on both side of the fish (Pic.1)

Step 2

Marinate the fishes with lime juice, turmeric, fish and salt and keep it aside for 30 mins. (Pic.2)

Step 3

Heat oil in a shallow pan. Slide fishes carefully, cover the pan with lid. The deepness of frying is purely according to ones own preference.

Step 4

Check after 4-5 mins. especially the underside if its cooked and crispier. Turn the fish carefully to other side again cook and crisp.

Step 5

Serve it hot. Can be servered with rice or mashed potato

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