Recheado or Rechad masala is a famous Goan(Indian) red masala used specially for stuffing mackerel fish what we call Bangdo in Goa. The fish is first cleaned and then it is cut in the middle removing the bone. Then this masala is stuffed in between and also applied outside of mackerels on both the sides. The fish is then coated with rava/sooji/semolina and shallow fried on a skillet. Though it is mainly used to fry mackrals, we can prepare it and refrigerate so that it can be used in any other recipes whether veg or non veg. This masala is quick to make and no cooking is required.
So let’s see what ingredients are required .
Serving: 1 Cup
- 20 Dry red chillies
- 12-15 garlic
- 1 inch Ginger
- 1 ball Tamarind
- 1 Teaspoon Sauf/Fennel Seeds
- 1 Teaspoon Haldi/Turmeric powder
- 1 Teaspoon Black pepper
- 1 Teaspoon cloves
- 1 Teaspoon Jeera/cumin seeds
- 1/2 inch stick Cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice or Vinegar
- Pinch of sugar
- salt to taste
Grind all the above ingredients together with few tablespoons of water to make a smooth paste.
store it in air tight container in the refrigerator and use in various dishes.