Posted by Annita on April 2, 2007
This is again a recipe from my amma,its a must try dish for Sardine lovers.It can be prepared with very little effort and with limited ingredients.We used canned sardines this time,but it tastes better when made with fresh ones.
Fresh Sardines(Mathi/Chala) – 10
Onion sliced – 3 medium sized or 1/2 kg Shallots sliced
Green Chillies – 5-6
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Tamarind – gooseberry sized
Salt – to taste
Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp
(I used Canned Sardines in Tomato Sauce.It was firmer than the sardines preserved in oil/water)
Take each sardine,clean and then make 3-4 slits on each side.Keep them aside.
Put all the ingredients except fish into the pressure cooker and mix them together with your hand .It has to be kneaded thoroughly such that all the ingredients are well combined.Add fish pieces and 1/2 cup water into it.Close the cooker and turn on the stove.When the steam emerges,put the weight on it,immediately turn the heat to low and cook it slowly for 30 more minutes.Allow it to cool,then remove the weight and transfer it into a serving dish.
This tastes great when served with roti/chappathis.