Recipe Goan Mackerel Fish Pickle

Goan Mackerel Pickle

Easy recipe for a quick Goan fish pickle - perfect use of those fresh mackerels.
Course condiments
Cuisine goan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 piece
Author Rupal


  • 6 Mackerels (small)
  • 15 cloves garlic Fresh - ( sliced thinly)
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1.5 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • to taste salt


  1. Cut each mackerel into 3 pieces each - make sure the mackerel is small and as fresh as can be. Wash and clean the fish nicely.
  2. In a bowl mix together the chilli, turmeric, tamarind and salt.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard and fenugreek seeds. When they pop, add the asafoetida.
  4. Add chopped garlic and fry. Combine the mackerel along with the chilli paste and fry over low heat for about 10mins.
  5. Turn to ensure cooked thoroughly. Leave to cool, refrigerate and use up to 4 days.