Mathee curry (Sardine Fish Curry) | How to make Mathee curry (Sardine Fish Curry)

By Sheena Omana Narayanan  |  20th Apr 2018  |  
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About Mathee curry (Sardine Fish Curry) Recipe

Sardines are often called the healthiest fish and they are certainly one of the most budget friendly.Some experts call them a natural multivitamin food. So here I have made this curry in my way...Lets's see the recipe

Mathee curry (Sardine Fish Curry)

Ingredients to make Mathee curry (Sardine Fish Curry)

  • 1/2 Kgs Sardine fish washed and cleaned properly
  • For marination:-
  • chilly powder- 2 tsp
  • turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • ginger Garlic Paste- 1 tbsp
  • salt as per your taste
  • For Gravy masala:-
  • onion- 1 medium size sliced length wise
  • tomato- 1 small chopped
  • ginger and Garlic- chopped finely 2 tbsp if both combined together
  • turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • chilly powder- 2 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilly powder- 2 tsp
  • coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • mustard seeds
  • oil
  • fenugreek powder- 1 tsp
  • curry leaves- few sprigs
  • Coconut oil- 1 tsp
  • Kodumpulli (Kerala tamarind)- 3 pieces
  • water- 2 cups

How to make Mathee curry (Sardine Fish Curry)

  1. First marinate fish with all the masala given under marination. Set aside for 15 mins.
  2. Heat oil in pan and fry marinated fish to 70 %. Do not fry completely. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Heat another pan add little oil and fry Onion, Ginger, Garlic and tomato. Fry this for few mins until tomato get mushy.
  4. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder. Fry for 2-3 mins.Remove from pan and allow it to cool down
  5. Once masala cools down grind to fine paste adding little mustard seeds.
  6. Heat pan or clay pan(Meen Chatti) add little oil and fry ground masala until oil starts separating from the side.
  7. Add Kodumpulli,water and salt, cover with lid and allow it to boil for few minutes.
  8. Add Fish pieces and curry leaves, mix slowly. Cover with lid and cook until you see darker color of Gravy. Your gravy will turn from red to dark brownish color.
  9. Add fenugreak powder stir well and then add coconut oil from top. Cover with lid and switch off the flame.
  10. Serve hot with steam rice.

Reviews for Mathee curry (Sardine Fish Curry) (1)

Milli Garg10 months ago

Would love to try this.
Sheena Omana Narayanan
10 months ago
thank u milli