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Mathiyum Chembum Curry Vachathu ! (Sardines and Taro in spicy coconut base)


10 medium size sardines,cleaned
5 medium size Taro roots,peeled and cut into two
2 pieces of coccum
few drops of coconut oil
1 cup water
2 tsp coconut oil

To Crush

1 ginger piece

2 green chillies
2 sprig curry leaves
4-5 shallots

To Grind

1 cup grated coconut
2 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup water


  • Grind the coconut and spices along with water into a fine paste.
  • Pour this to the Man chatty/curry pot.Wash the grinder with balance 1 cup water and pour this into the pot.
  • Drop the cleaned taro roots in this and arrange sardines over.
  • Now mix in the crushed ingredients and salt.Bring it to a boil.
  • Now add the coccum pieces and sprinkle the coconut oil.
  • Simmer in a law flame till the oil separates over the top and the curry gets thick.
  • Serve with rice/chapathi/puttu.

9 comments on “Mathiyum Chembum Curry Vachathu ! (Sardines and Taro in spicy coconut base)

  1. Nandini
    April 19, 2011

    That's a lovely side dish! It looks very great…


  2. Priya
    April 19, 2011

    Fish and taro together,never tried this combo,fingerlicking curry..


  3. Suja Sugathan
    April 19, 2011

    That sounds a real yummy combo,never tried this before..love the fact that there are so many authentic recipes here..keep rocking!


  4. savitha ramesh
    April 19, 2011

    new to me.looks great.


  5. Swathi
    April 19, 2011

    Adipoli meen curry.


  6. Vidhya
    April 19, 2011

    Never heard of this combo.The curry sounds and look great.


  7. Sunanda
    April 20, 2011

    First time in your blog .. truely inspired by your space.. happy to follow you.. Do visit my blog when time permits..


  8. Gargi Joshi
    April 20, 2011



  9. An Open Book
    April 20, 2011

    i must tell you..im totally drooling seeing this


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This entry was posted on April 19, 2011 by in Fish, kerala food.


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