Fish Pickle

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Fish Pickle


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 35 Min


Serves : 6
  • 500 gms sardine fish cubed

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 3 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder

  • 1 tsp salt (adjust to taste)

  • 1/2 cup oil

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

  • 1 fennel seeds

  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

  • 1 tbsp freshly ground ginger garlic paste

  • 10-12 garlic cloves whole

  • 2 sprig curry leaves

  • 1 tbsp crushed peppercorns

  • 3-4 tbsp white vinegar

  • 1 tbsp salt or as per taste


  • Wash the fish pieces and pat dry with kitchen towel.
  • Add the fish pieces in a bowl. Add salt, turmeric powder, some chilli powder, mix well and set aside for few mins.
  • Now heat the oil in a frying pan. Drop the fiah and fry the fish until it is crispy on the outside. Drain and set aside
  • In the same oil add the curry leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and let it crackle.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
  • Add in the whole garlic, Kashmiri chilli powder and saute for a min.
  • Add the fried fish, crushed peppercorns, season with salt and mix well
  • Add the vinegar, gently stir and xook for 3-5 mins and remove from heat and set aside.
  • Let it cool down completely and then store in airtight glass jars and refrigerate for longer shelf life.