Monday, 17 February 2014

Kerala recipe:- Mathi puliyum mulakum / Sardine curry without oil

Sardine is a fish which tastes really good and cheap also. Sardines are rich in vitamins and minerals and also natural source of omega-3 fatty acids. You can find many more quality of sardine in the internet.

We can learn how to prepare healthy sardine curry in this post.


Sardine / Mathi - 10
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green chilli - 3
Tamarind - 1 lemon size
Giner garlic crushed - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring

Chiili powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Salt - As required

Soak the tamarind in a bowl of water.

Clean the sardine properly. Now prepare a paste of red chilli, turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder, ginger garlic with little water and marinate the fish. Squeeze the thick tamarind juice and add to the fish, keep the remaining tamarind soaked in water . Keep it aside for 30 minutes.

Now cut onion, tomato into small pieces. Take an earthen pot and add onion, tomato, green chilli and curry leaves into it. Pour little bit water and let it cook for sometime. Cook till the mix softens and mash it with a spoon.

Now add the marinated fish to this and add the remaining tamarind juice and some water and allow it to boil. Cover the pot. Check the chilli and salt and add if required.

Once it is cooked for a minute, add one cup of water (till the fishes gets covered with water) and cover the pot and allow it to cook in slow flame. Add curry leaves also.

Let it cook for 8-10 minutes in slow flame. Switch off and serve it hot with rice.

You can add 1 tsp coconut oil/refined oil once you finish cooking the fish.
You can use a kadai instead of earthen pot
You can add more water and boil if you require gravy.

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