Raja Pannaphkari

Raja pannaphkari is a traditional Konkani preparation.This is a very spicy dish.Raja means Mackerels and pannaphkari means curry made with chillies.I'm a sea food lover and my loved ones call me "jhalke majjar" in our mother tongue Konkani  which means I love fish as much as cat loves fish.This recipe is of my mother.So here goes the recipe.

Mackerels -4
Onions-5 chopped finely
Chilly powder-4-5 tsp
Tamarind pulp-marble sized
Coconut oil-2tbsp
Water-As much as needed for the gravy.
Salt – to taste

  1. Clean and cut the fish into medium sized pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai and fry onions till reddish in color.
  3. Simmer the flame and add chilly powder and fry for few seconds.
  4. You may also off the flame and fry chilly powder so that it doesn't burn.
  5. Add tamarind pulp,water as much as needed to adjust the gravy and salt to taste.
  6. Take a boil and add fish pieces and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Relish it with boiled rice.