Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Hot and Spicy Sardine Curry without Coconut

This is a very simple and tasty sardine curry. I learned to make it from my mom.  Here the spices for the masala/ spice paste requires no roasting or frying.

Sardines: 30
For Grinding:
Kashmiri Dried red chillies: 12-15 nos
Pepper corns: 8 nos
Coriander seeds: 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
Whole cumin: 1 tsp
Methi/ Fenugreek seeds: 1tsp
Onion: 1 small
Tamarind : 2tsps extract or marble size ball
Salt to taste
For tempering:
Oil: 2 tbsps
Few curry leaves
For Garnish: few coriander leaves chopped.

1. Clean and wash sardines well. To reduce fishy smell of sardines wash in a final rinse of vinegar.
2. Grind the masala to a fine paste. Keep aside. Rinse the grinding stone or blender with 3 cups of drinking water. Reserve.
3. Heat oil in a vessel, once hot add curry leaves and fry for few seconds
4. Add the ground masala and the reserved masala water. Bring to a boil. Add salt to taste.
5. Add the sardines to the hot gravy gently one at a time. Close the lid and allow to cook on a medium heat for 7-10 minutes or till done.Taste for seasonings. Sprinkle over chopped coriander leaves.
6. Serve hot with white or boiled rice.



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Only Fish Recipes said...

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nieves said...

hummm, que original y deliciosa manera de preparar las sardinas que me encantan! Un besito y que pases un día espléndido,

Carol Pereira said...

Thanks Food Blog Events for dropping by and for the invite....will surely link -up :)

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Jayanthy Kumaran said...

very intriguing recipe..sounds like must try..;)
Tasty Appetite

Carol Pereira said...

Dear Only Fish Recipes.......thankyou for stopping by....and liking the recipe :) and following me :)) sure coming by yours shortly.....!!

Carol Pereira said...

Dear nieves......Gracias querida por venir y el gusto del curry ...... besos y deje caer una vez más por xxx

Carol Pereira said...

Hi khushi....thanks for dropping by......love the sound of the event....would surely send in an entry :)

Carol Pereira said...

Jay....thankyou dear!!

Amila said...

I am getting hungry now!!
Love this spicy appearence....Thanks for linking with Midweek Fiesta
Hope to see you in next week too...

Carol Pereira said...

Hey Amy..thankyou....do try it out....You are welcome!!

Anonymous said...

Very,intresting! thanks for comment

Unknown said...

It was fantastic... Just added garnished tomato... amazing dish...