Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Easy Mathi/Sardine Curry

One of my fav fish dish in my college hostel...


Mathi/Sardine Fish - 10
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4tsp
Small onion /shallot slices - 1/4cup
Ginger slices - 1tsp
Garlic pods/sliced - 6 (small)
Red Chilli powder - 1tbsp
Tamarind water - as needed (or you can use kodam puli)
Curry leaves
Salt - as needed


Soak red chilli powder in little water.Fry mustard and fenugreek seeds in hot oil.Add onion slices to this and saute.Once it is almost sauted well, add ginger slices and fry.When this almost fried add the soaked red chilli powder and saute.Add sufficient water to this sauted masala and cook.Add garlic slices,curry leaves,salt and tamarind to this.Once the gravy is cooked well and raw smell of chilli powder is gone, the gravy thickens , plcae fish fish pieces slowly into the gravy and cook with lid half covered.Whenit starts to boil, remove the lid and cook it slowly until the gravy thickens.

Recipe source - K.M.Mathew


Unknown said...

Nice sardine recipe..

Unknown said...

tHe curry is so reddish and its inviting :)

Anonymous said...

Recently I found a store near by that sells fresh sardines. Ever since, I am making lot of sardines. I always grill it. your dish looks yummy and am sure it tastes delicious too.

sra said...

Favourite in the HOSTEL? You lucky thing!
I'm just going to do a post on hostel food, and in retrospect, it wasn't ALL bad, just most of it!

Finla said...

Oh how can you torture me like this.
It looks just like my mom makes and i know i had this dish last month, when i was there, but seeing it like this i want to have them again.

zlamushka said...

Maheswari, this is a really interesting dish! sardines in a curry sauce? wow, innovative. Would love to try.

Btw, I hope you are participating this month´s T&T. We re cooking from Monsoon Spice. I have extended the deadline for another 10 days, so please, when you get a chance, I am sure you ll love Sia´s recipes.

Unknown said...

that is the exact way in which my mom makes and the ingredients are the same too....thats a wonderful pic too, most of ur recipes look a lot similar like moms.. thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such a tasty and easy to make recipe. My husband who is not much of a fish lover finished this dish off! The only real change I made was I used Ginger garlic paste instead of actual slices and used lachs instead of sardine.
the result was fabulous.
thank you once again.

Anonymous said...

This looks so yummy! Reminds me of home :(