Barbecue Bengali Mackerel

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Mowgli Street Food

By Nisha Katona

Published 2018

  • About

This fish dish is perfect for foil tents on the barbecue and equally brilliant in the oven for a quick supper. This is how Indians would barbecue their fish if barbecues were a big thing over there. English mustard, coriander/cilantro and green chilli are a Bengali trio made in heaven and really give any fish a fragrant punch.


  • 4 small whole mackerel, 500 g/1 lb 2 oz eac


  1. Preheat your barbecue or preheat your oven to 220°C/430°F/gas 7.
  2. Score the mackerel on both sides, then rub the vegetable oil, mustard paste, green chilli, coriander leaves, turmeric, lime juice and salt into the fish. Stuff the belly cavities of the f