Monday, April 25, 2016

Spiced Cumin Mackerel with Potato


For all my fish loving friends!!


1 big Mackerel cleaned and slit.
1 tsp whole black peppercorns (but you can use it as per your taste or how spicy you want it to be)
2 tsp roasted cumin.
½ “cinnamon
2 cloves
½ tsp turmeric powder
5 big cloves of garlic
A handful of chopped coriander
Olive oil
Salt to taste

Cumin Potato
1 big potato boiled and cubed
½ tsp cumin
¼ tsp turmeric
Salt to taste

Tomato paste
2 red onion sliced
2 tomatoes chopped
½ tsp sugar
Salt to taste

Red, yellow, orange, green bell pepper sliced
1tbsp chopped coriander

Wash the cleaned Mackerel and cut a few slits. Wipe it dry.

In a pestle I ground the cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, and roasted cumin adding in the cloves of garlic last. Actually I like it a little coarse however if you like you can use a grinder to grind it to a fine powder.
Mix all the ingredients including the turmeric, salt and a handful of fresh chopped coriander with 2 tbsp of olive oil in a bowl and coat the Mackerel with the spice marinade  for a couple of hours.(I left it overnight )

I used an electric griddle preheated at 180 degrees. Grill the Mackerel bringing down the heat to about 100 degrees. Grilled for about 1/2 hour on both sides each till the Mackerel is cooked through.

Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and once it is hot temper it with the cumin seeds and once they splutter add the boiled cubed potatoes and the salt and turmeric and sauté it till golden brown. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in another pan and once it is hot add in the onion and the sugar and sauté till the onions turn transparent. Add in the chopped tomatoes and add salt to taste .Cook till the tomatoes turn mushy and you have a fine paste.

Transfer the Mackerel to a serving dish pour the tomato paste evenly over it. Place the cumin potato alongside the Mackerel and sprinkle fresh chopped coriander.

Slice bell peppers and place them on the serving plate and your Spiced Cumin Mackerel and potato is ready!!

This is a new found interest for me and still trying out presentation and photography...hoping it will get better with time :)


  1. Hello, looks like a delicious and healthy meal. I love all kinds of fish! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  2. Looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thats a great looking dish!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  4. Lovely presentation! I love the addition of the spiced potatoes and the colour with the peppers. The kids must have loved it!!

    1. Thanks Kanak. Yes for a change all three did :)

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  5. I've learned that my husband won't want to experiment with trying something like this, so I stick with plainer recipes, but can I please come to your house to try this dish? It looks great!


    Won't you please come share your photo and recipe at I'd love to have you join us each week!

  6. Amazing look dish. I would like to try this. I agree with NC Sue, my hubby would never try this. His badluck.

  7. I love mackerel - one of my favorites.
    Thanks for sharing at

  8. This looks so good! I love all the herbs: cinnamon, turmeric powder, coriander. & I love fish! Sound like heaven to me! I am so pinning this! Hope this is okay with you. :) #GoodRandomFun

  9. This is lovely. I bet it is delicious.

  10. This looks so yumm, Shantana. Love the presentation too!

    1. Thank you so much Sangeeta.Coming from you my day is have been my inspiration :)

  11. This looks so yumm, Shantana. Love the presentation too!

  12. Looks tempting. Will surely try. And keep posting more such delicious recipes Shantana. All the best.