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One of the ingredients used in this preparation is the Drumstick (Moringa oleifera) is a tropical and subtropical vegetable which is long, round and slender. India (particularly Andhra Pradesh) is the largest producer of Moringa. Moringa is also cultivated in Africa, Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia and south and central America. Leaves of moringa are the most nutritious though in practice the long pods, drumsticks, are widely used as a culinary material. Moringa is rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium potassium and proteins.

Mackerel : 500 grams
Drumstick pieces : 1 Cup
Green chilly pieces : 1/2 Cup
Red Chilly Powder : 2 Spoons
Tomato Pieces : 1 Cup
Onion pieces : 1 Cup
Turmeric powder : 1 Tea spoon
Oil ; 200 ml
Salt ; As required

Ingredients for Spicy Paste:
Cloves : 5 Nos
Cardamom : 5 Nos
Cinnamon : 2 inch piece
Poppy seeds : 1 Table spoon
Ginger : 2 inch piece
Garlic bulbs : 1/4 Cup
Onion pieces 1/2 Cup


1. Clean the fish, remove fins, gills, visceral parts and clean them thoroughly. Cut into large pieces. Apply chilly powder, one spoon salt, two spoons of oil and the turmeric powder to the pieces and allow to marinate.

2. Add all the spicy paste ingredients into a blending jar and grind in to a smooth paste.

3. Add oil to a deep bottomed pan and heat. Add onion pieces and green chilly pieces and fry. Add the tomato pieces and fry till tomato pieces are smooth. Add the Spicy paste and fry till the raw smell goes.

4. Add the marinated fish pieces and drumstick pieces to the above and stir gently so that the fish pieces do not get damaged. Fry till the oil shows up. Add enough salt and water, cook in medium flame till the ingredients are done well.

5. Serve hot with rice or wheat pan cakes.

Preparation Time: 40 Minutes Serves: 4 Persons
Recipe Origin: India
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