Bangde (Mackerel) Kalputi

Bangde Kalputi is a dry side dish made of Mackerel, including its head part. 

Mackerel/Bangda - 10 small
Onions - 2 medium
Cumin/Jeera - 1 tsp
Slit Green Chillies - 5
Chopped ginger - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/2 tsp

1. Clean Mackerel well and separate the head pieces.
2. Heat oil in a kadhai/wok and add cumin seeds.  After cumin seeds splutter, add finely chopped onions, green chillies and finely chopped ginger.  Saute onions till they turn tender.
3. Add all the 10 head pieces and only 4 flesh pieces of mackerel to the fried onions.  Too many flesh pieces will ruin the taste.  Use the leftover fish pieces for frying or a curry.  Cover the kadhai and cook for 10 min.
4. After about 10 min, start mashing the fish pieces while stirring.  Add salt, turmeric, grated coconut and cook for another 5 minutes.
5. Mix well and serve Bangde Kalputi as a side dish with rice.