Sardine fry - nethali meen varuval - mathi

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Nethali meen/Sardines : 200 g

Onion : 1,chopped finely

Tamarind water : 1 tablespoons

Mustard : 1/2 teaspoon

Red chillies : 2

Tomato : 1,chopped

Curry leaves : few

Garlic : Finely chopped

Ginger : 1 cm,finely cut

Chilli powder : 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder : 1/4 teaspoon

Coriander powder: 2 teaspoons

Oil : 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste


  • Clean the fish well.
  • Add the oil to a pan and season with mustard,red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Now add the finely chopped onion and saute well.
  • Add the ginger and garlic and saute for sometime.
  • Once done,add the chopped tomato pieces.
  • Let this cook for a while.
  • Then add the chilli powder,turmeric powder and the coriander powder and cook till the raw smell disappears.
  • Once done,add the tamarind water and add salt to it.
  • Now add the fish and let it cook till the fish takes in the lovely masala and the water is absorbed by the heat.


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