• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 60 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy, Normal

Recipe Description

Ikan Tenggiri, or Mackerel fish in English, is a common fish every Malaysian family likes. Follow this recipe to learn how to prepare Mackerel fish cook with vegetable sprouts.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 1kg mackerel fish, about 3kg, sliced 1.5cm
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 200g tapioca leaves, leaves only
  • 1 litre coconut milk
  • 1/2 litre water
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, pounded
  • 5 pcs tamarind skin
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Spice Blend
  • 4 red onions, peeled
  • 6 nos garlic, peeled
  • 5 nos bird's eye chilli/cili padi
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup of water


  1. Wash and clean the fish.
  2. Marinate the fish with tamarind juice (1 tbsp of tamarind paste + half cup of water).
  3. Cut and wash the tapioca leaves, put aside.
  4. Combine the spice blend, coconut milk, water, lemongrass, tamarind skin in a pot and heat up the sauce with slow fire.
  5. When the sauce is boiling, strain the fish and add into the sauce together with tapioca leaves.
  6. Let it simmer for 10 - 15 minutes with slow fire
  7. Lastly, season with salt and sugar.

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