Canned Mackerel & Potato Sambal & Awards...♥

A quick glance at the my dish today...a simple Canned Mackerel Sambal & Potato Sambal. I was rushing for dinner last night and prepared this for my kids.

They had it with some parathas.

You may also use the canned sardine, my favourite is always Ayam Brand Mackerel :)


Ingredients :~
  • 1 can mackerel, keep the sauce too
  • 2 medium sized potatoes ~ cut each into 6 ( deep fried in oil )
  • 3 cloves garlic ~ chopped
  • 1 large onion ~ sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 3 pcs dried chillies ~ cut half
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tomato ~ cubed
  • salt to taste
  • oil

Method :~ 
  1. Heat oil in a wok and saute garlic, onion, curry leaves and dried chillies until fragrant. 
  2. Add in the mackerels (not the sauce) and stir gently, cover lid for 3 minutes. You will be hearing popping sounds! (I prefer the fish to be a little fried).
  3. Open the lid and stir and turn over the mackerels. 
  4. Now, add the sauce, chilli powder and salt. Stir thoroughly and leave to cook for another 3-5 minutes. 
  5. Lastly, add tomato cubes and fried potatoes and mix. Check for salt.
  6. Leave for another 1 minutes and dish out! Serve with hot rice or paratha or bread.

Note : 

* You may substitute tomato with 2 tbsp lime juice. Add in the end. 

* Fried potatoes are optional.


And it's now time for the Awards I received...

Firstly, the Chef Award is from Be@Home via email. Thanks to Bany Paul, the editor for considering my blog and passing me the award html :)

Second award from a dear blogger friend, Sonali Pradhan of Only Fish Recipes. She amazes you with her tantalizing fish recipes and of course others check out her space for more! Thank you Sonali, sorry for posting them a little late. ;)


And final one, another Liebster Award from a new found blogger friend, Maha from Mahas Lovely Home. She too blogs her food in a way you would feel like grabbing the whole plate and having them on your own! Thank you for the thoughts Maha :)


I'd take the privilege to pass on the awards (The Versatile Blogger, Inspirational Blog Award and Liebster Blog) to some newly discovered blogs that I enjoyed visiting and drool as much as I could!!! :)



  1. Love..Simple saja. I like it.
    heheheee..tengah lapo ni love..terseksa jiwa i tau..hehehhee

  2. Awww.. Thankyou so much Babes!!

  3. Saya lapar tengok sambal potato tu..tumpang makan kat sini je la..nyam nyam...thanks untuk awards tu..nanti i sewa lori untuk angkut...hehe..

  4. wow Love sedapnye tgk menu tu...betul2 mngoda ni tau...gambar tu semua buat mata QH tak berkelip2...hehehe...QH pon nak sewa lori mcm Rahel tu jugak...tqvm Award tu yer...sayang Love...

  5. Hi Love, thank you so much for the awards. Thanks for thinking of me and I'm glad to discover your blog too. Your photography skill is excellent. I like all your cooking stuff too but sorry have yet to test out your recipes cos to do list too long and too little time.

    Your mackeral sambal look awesome, wish I can grab the whole plate to myself, LOL

    Have a nice day, my dear.

  6. hai love...this is my hubby's fav...hari2 mkn ni pon takpe...
    semalam pon we all mkn parata wif sadin!

  7. Wow...looks spicy and yum...never tried this combo....congrats on well deserving awards.....

  8. Hi Love , thanks for giving me an award .. i really appreciate it.. btw your mackeral sambal look delicious..

  9. sedapppnya....
    meh sepiring love...

  10. Hi Love,

    How are you? Thank you for dropping by my blog and saying hello.It's been a long time that I have blog hopped.Nice to see Love2Cook's new home.Have a wonderful time.

  11. Thank you for passing these awards to me! So thoughtful of you!!

  12. Hi Love, how are u? First of all congrats on your deserving awards....Dish looks so inviting and lovely color

  13. Hi, congrates dear and thank you so much for passing these awards to me.
    Mackerel sambal is really delicious and tempting.

  14. macam msakan mamak jer,,,hum lapar ni...

  15. Congrats dear on the awards. Sambal looks delicious.

  16. this looks really delicious n very new also....loved it....congrats on awards........

  17. LOVE so much love....hehe.... thanks appreciation for you giving me.Your blog also inspire me as well.Tak tahan i tgk sardin kentang tue mmg mengancam selera i hari nie...mmg feberet i sgt...hehe

  18. Hi Dear...gosh....even in a rush..this would do....yummmmm...could be as fillings in puff rice...porridge...prata ...and I can go on...for many more...hahaha...

    Congratulations Dear on the Awards!!

  19. lovee.... bila tengok je sambal you ni, terus kecur air lur i.. dah lama tak makan sambal mcm ni. bertuah sebab anak2 love suke. anak2 saya masih tak pandai lagi nak makan sambal. kalau buat, i makan sorang jela.. hehe

  20. Hi Love, check out my blog when you are available. Have a nice weekend, dear.

  21. Congrats on the awards! Mouth watering sambal.

  22. So glad to visit ur blog. Loved it totally.

  23. looks so delecious! that red colour is so applealing.. congrats on the award & so happy u thought of me, thanks! :)

  24. Even this is a quick meal but it look so yummy , can have a lot of rice with this .,

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  26. Wow ..U have a lovely blog.Glad to follow you.
    Perfect photography!
    Check out my blog at

  27. hi love to cook msia, i always love this mackerel the way you prepare it- add potatoes and fry the mack first.. make it real pedas and eat with hot rice... have a nice day dear

  28. Hi love...thank you so much for passing these awards to me n
    congrat to you for the award received.

  29. wahhh dear..very tasty and my favorite too..;)nice

  30. owhh 1 more..really thnks so much for the passing that award..relly heppy u knw..thnks alot dear..:)

  31. Thanks dear for the awards! your sambal dish makes me so hungry!

  32. This certainly makes me droooooooooooooooool. Beautiful and yumm:) Love ur new looks of your space too L2C.


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