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Mathi Paalu curry ! (Sardines in coconut milk and spices )


10-12 medium whole sardines,cleaned in salt water
2 tsp chopped ginger
4 cloves,chopped
2 green chillies,chopped
1/4 cup shallots sliced
1 tomato, sliced
2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek powder
4 tsp coconut oil
1 cup medium thick coconut milk
2 tsp lime juice
2 sprig curry leaves


Heat coconut oil in a curry pot (preferably clay pot)and roast the ginger,garlic and green chillies.Then add sliced shallots and roast till light brown.Add tomato slices and sauté for 2-3 minutes.Add pepper powder and roast well till raw smell goes.You may add little water to avoid burning.Add turmeric and fenugreek powders and mix well.Add salt.When the mixture boils,arrange the cleaned sardines on the top.Pour half of the coconut milk and cook closed till the gravy turn real tight.You may shake the pot in between to avoid burning.Just hold both the sides and shake well.Finally,when the coconut milk really thickens,pour the remaining coconut milk and bring to a boil.Switch off the stove and drop curry leaves.Pour the lime juice.Keep it closed for half an hour at least.Serve with Rice/tapioca

*Recipe Source-Taste of Kerala.


9 comments on “Mathi Paalu curry ! (Sardines in coconut milk and spices )

  1. R
    May 5, 2011

    looks delicious, the coconut milk makes it especially flavorful.


  2. Now Serving
    May 5, 2011

    At first I read methi Pulao (lol)
    That looks awesome!Are you trying to convert me into a fish eater? :))))


  3. Priya
    May 5, 2011

    Slurp, mouthwatering here…wat a fabulour curry..


  4. Shobha
    May 5, 2011

    Lovely sardine curry..looks yum. I love the spicy curries.
    Please collect an award from my blog. It is displayed on the side bar and it is for all my friends in the blogging world.


  5. Swathi
    May 5, 2011

    Mathi paalu curry adipoli.


  6. savitha ramesh
    May 6, 2011

    perfect curry.looks gorgeous.


  7. Authenticoriyafood
    May 6, 2011

    Yummy…..the sardines curry is so good!!! Want it for my lunch!!!


  8. Nandini's Food
    May 6, 2011

    This is very delicious…It's my fav now!


  9. Vidhya
    May 6, 2011

    This looks awesome.


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This entry was posted on May 5, 2011 by in kerala food, Non-veg curries, sardine.


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