Monday, August 1, 2011

Canned Mackerel Stir Fry

''This is an easy and favorite dish of mine frequently made at home with little variations. We, Sri Lankans calls it as 'Saman Thel Dala' even though the its not really Salmon. Canned Mackerels are quick to cook and goes very well with rice, bread or roti.''

Ingredients: Serve 4-6
1 can Mackerel in brine
1 large onion sliced finely
1 tomato cut in to cubes
2 green chilies slit
1 garlic clove minced
1cm ginger grated fine
1 spring of curry leaves
1tsp red chili flakes
1tsp soya sauce
1/4 tsp pepper
salt to taste
1/2 a lime juice
sunflower oil 2tbsp

Drain mackerel off brine and break in to pieces. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add the onions and fry till translucent. Then add in the minced garlic, ginger, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry for a minute. Add in chili flakes stir. Add tomato and fry for a minute. add the Mackerel and season with soya sauce, salt and pepper. Fry for about 5 minutes till done and squeeze some lime juice to taste.


  1. Great recipe! I haven't had a good stir fry in months. And I think this one is perfect to make a stir fry again. I will definitely save this now. Thanks for the recipe.

    Easy Stir Fry

  2. I just tried your recipe and it turned out really delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe.