Mathi Mulakitathu(Sardines in Spicy Curry)

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Mathi Mulakitathu(Sardines in Spicy Curry)


Mathi Mulakitathu(Sardines in Spicy Curry)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :30 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1/2 kgs mathi (sardines,cleaned and washed)

  • 1/2 tsp fenu greek

  • 15 nos pearl onions

  • 6 nos garlic cloves

  • 1 piece ginger

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 1 nos tomato(sliced)

  • 1 tsp salt some to taste

  • 1 nos tamarind(lemon sized diluted in water)

  • 1 cups water

  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chilly powder

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2-3 nos green chillies

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil


  • First of all,mix tamarind,kashmiri chilly powder and turmeric powder in a cup of water and keep it aside.
  • In a pan,heat oil and add fenugreek to it, and saute the mix by adding the pearl onions , garlic cloves,ginger.
  • To this mix add the tomato and also the cleaned sardines(mathi) along with required salt .
  • Add the spicy mix which prepared in the first step and boil it.
  • When the gravy gets thickened,add the curry leaves and take out of flame.
  • In a small vessel,crush green chillies,pearl onions in coconut oil.
  • Mix this with curry well. And its ready to serve.
  • Serves delicious with Rice