This dish was the main course that I served in my budget lunch exam accompanied by Maru's bhajia and cumin spiced mushy peas. The total cost came to £4.59 for four people - although you may want to buy slightly bigger mackerel than Asda were able to provide.
I had never cooked with oily fish before and I was surprised at how well they went with the masala paste - you can still taste the fish through the spices. Also the tomato garnish looked like jewels on the beautiful blue skin and so I got good feedback for presentation.
The cumin spiced mushy peas are both simple and delicious. I'm off to make something to eat as I'm making myself hungry!