Maharashtrian bangda fish fry recipe is a must-try.


  • Make authentic Maharashtrian-style Bangda fish fry.
  • Mumbai’s Gajalee restaurant shared its Bangda fry recipe.
  • Watch the recipe video to make it at home.

If you live along the Indian coastal line, fish would be your staple diet and Bangda fish would be one of your favourites. Bangda fish (or Indian Mackerel) is an oily fish and found commonly in the coastal regions of the country. Bangda fry is a popular delicacy in Maharashtra, usually served as an appetiser before dinner. This fish has a naturally strong flavour, and when fried, its flesh turns soft and juicy, and its skin becomes crispy. If you want to make authentic Bangda fish fry at home, try this recipe by the famous Gajalee restaurant of Mumbai.

Watch recipe video of Gajalee’s Bangda Fry:

(Also Read: How To Make Bengali-Style, Authentic Fish Fry At Home)

Gajalee restaurant is famous for seafood in Mumbai. Even people visiting the city make it a point to try the restaurant at least once. Their Bangda fry is one of the best dishes in the menu and they shared their easy recipe for all of us to try at home.

Smear the mackerels with some salt, lemon juice, turmeric powder and red chilli paste. Coat the fish with rice flour and shallow fry them till they turn crispy and golden brown. Serve the fish fry along with lemon wedges, onion rings, coriander leaves or chutney of your choice.

Here’s the step-by-step recipe of authentic Bangda fry.


2 mackerels
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp red chilli paste
1 cup rice flour
1 cup oil
Salt to taste


1. Take 2 whole mackerels.
2. Add salt to taste, lemon juice, turmeric powder, red chilli paste.
3. Mix everything well.
4. Once the marinade is spread, cover the mackerels with rice flour.
5. In a pan, add oil and heat it.
6. Add the mackerels into the pan.
7. Shallow-fry until they become crisp and golden on both sides.
8. Serve hot.

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