Ayala Vattichathu (Mackerel curry)

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 3
  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Ready In: 30m

Ayala Vattichathu | Mackerel curry

Malabar style ayala vattichathu recipe with kudam puli.

Fish vattichahtu/ pattichathu is a traditional christian dish. They serve this dish along with appam or rice. In malabar area we prepare fish curry with tamarind. Most of the people don’t like the taste of kudam puli. But kudam puli is more healthier than tamarind and having lots of health benefits like it helps in digestion,weight loss etc… But ayala vattichahtu with kudam puli is so delicious and spicy. You can also prepare this with tamarind.

I have tried some fish recipe like Ayala pollichathu with step by step photos
Varutharacha ayala curry (mackerel with roasted coconut)
Ayala masala
Fish biriyani
Fish cutlet
Mathi(sardine) pollichathu
Mathi achar(sardine pickle)
Mathi curry
Mathi thengapaal curry(sardin ein coconut milk)
Mathi peera.
Hope you all will like this delicious fish recipes.

How to make ayala vattichathu


1/2 kg of Mackerel(ayala)
1 cup of sliced shallots
3 no of Tomato
4 no of sliced Green chilli
1 tbsp. of Ginger garlic paste
3 piece of kudam puli(soak kudam puli in 1 glass of water for 15 minutes)
2 springs of Curry leaves
2 tbsp. of kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 spn. of Turmeric powder
1 spn. of Oil
1/4 spn. of Fenugreek seeds
Salt as required
Water as required


Step 01

Heat oil in a clay pot. splutter fenugreek seeds.

Step 02

Add chopped small onion,green chillies and curry leaves.Fry well in low flame.

Step 03

when onion get fried,add ginger garlic paste.saute for 5 min.

Step 04

Add tomatoes and fry till tomatoes become mushy.

Step 05

Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Fry for 1-2 minutes in low flame.

Step 06

When oil starts to come out the masala, add kudam puli and 2 cup of water water. Boil well.

Step 07

When curry reduced to half, add fish. cook in low flame without covering the pan.

Step 08

Once it becomes thick gravy,remove from flame.

Comments (2)

  1. posted by Macarena on November 14, 2014

    Nice recipe! I know guys use a lot of tin fish and other tinend food, but its very high in sodium content and can increase the uric acid levels 🙁 Lovely presentation!

    • posted by Shameer Mohammed on November 25, 2014

      Hi,,Try to use fresh mackerel.Mackerel is a healthy sea fish which is low in sodium.Thanks Macarena


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