FRIED SARDINE CURRY WITHOUT COCONUT MILK


This is a rich curry made without coconut milk.

Tangy,Tasty and finger licking taste .

Curries like this should be made with shallots

( small red onions ).The tamarind should be

soaked in hot water, to get thick tamarind

extract ,which contributes to the thickness of

the curry .

This is good to serve with rice,hoppers,crunchy

bread,rotis ,iddli,dosa,string hoppers.

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

500 gm sardines ( mathi )

Lemon sized tamarind soaked in hot water

25-30 red onions or 2 big onions chopped

2 green chillies slit

2 tomatoes ground ( very coarse )

10 garlic cloves ( peeled)

1 tsp crushed pepper corns

1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

3 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp roasted gram dal ( pottukadalai)

Fresh curry leaves

1 tsp jaggery powder

Salt to taste

For tempering

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp fenugreek seeds ( venthiam,methi)

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

To fry

1 tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp turmeric

Salt

Coconut oil

METHOD

•Clean the fish ( wash three times),and add the

ingredients for frying .

•Fry till golden brown,and set aside.

•Take 2 -3 tbsp from the fried oil and heat in a

clay pot ( preferably ).

•Add ingredients for tempering.

•Add onions and garlic and sauté till light

brown

•Add tomatoes ,Kashmiri chilli powder with

salt,and cook till tomatoes are cooked well.

•Take 2 tbsp of this cooked mixture,and set

aside.(This is my tip for a good texture and

taste.)

•Add the rest of the spices, and sauté well.

•Next add tamarind extract and allow to boil.

•In the meantime,add the roasted gram dal to

the reserved mix ,and grind to a paste.

•Add this paste to the curry,mix well .

•Once the curry,reaches a good boil ,add the

fried fish and simmer till required consistency.

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