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The Indian mackerel is one of the tasty fish which is commonly found in the Indian and West Pacific oceans, and their surrounding seas. This is a fairly meaty fish with fairly light flesh. The fish is deep fried or pan fried or made into a spicy curry .

Health Benefits

Mackerel is one of the highly recommended oily fish for a healthy diet Ayala meat is rich in protein (Average 21.21%) Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids occur in high quantities in this fish. It Mackerel fish is very effective in regulating hormonal levels and also improves the elasticity of blood vessels and capillaries. It helps in lowering cancer-causing agents and thus prevents the risk of many cancers. It is beneficial in lowering bad cholesterol levels. Mackerel fish even lowers high blood pressure levels. It helps in treating migraine headaches, arthritis conditions. It even enhances memory by improving the activity of the brain.

Nutraceuticals Present

It is rich in essential oils, vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E and K. Trace minerals include zinc and copper. Antioxidant Coenzyme Q10 is also found.


Many tasty preparations such as ayila curry, ayila –coconut milk curry, ayila fry etc. can be made out of this fish. Belly bones are to be removed. 

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