Mathi Masala Fry | Sardine Masala Fry | God’s Own Country Fish Delicacy


Mathi Masala Fry is a delectable fish delicacy popular in South Indian Cuisine. Kerala is a popular tourist destination which has its beauty of nature and distinct flavors of food, and the area of seafood is remarkable here with mouth watering awesome dishes. God’s Own Country Fish Delicacy is unique and special with the gashed fish coated with a flavorsome masala and and slow cooked in low flame so that the fish gets mingled up with the masalas so as to give it a very smooth and rich texture. The aroma and flavor of the dish is remarkable and the masalas sink deep into the flesh making the dish one of the top rated fish delicacies. The creamy coconut milk poured on the sardines is what takes Sardine Masala Fry to the next level of exotic richness. Try Mathi Masala Fry at home and do send me feedback so that I will be well motivated to post similar recipes. My son was afraid of bones and so he usually stays away from sardines. But Sardine Masala Fry is an exception and I wonder how he manages with it. No fuss, he totally enjoys it.

Mathi Masala Fry is an easy to prepare dish with readily available ingredients provided you have some thick coconut milk in store. Coconut milk is one of the main ingredients and it provides a buttery creamy texture. Fish is nutritious, rich in protein and other essential vital nutrients required for human body. Sardine Masala Fry is the best dish in the whole world! once you experience it, it gives you an unforgettable memory. Kerala meals always provide a fish delicacy alongside. Once you taste God’s Own Country Fish Delicacy, you will never settle for another. Just a sour flavored Kachiya Moru is required along with rice. No other veggie dishes required. You can observe your meal disappearing in seconds. You can explore a well detailed Mathi Masala Fry recipe here. Good Luck.


Mathi Masala Fry | Sardine Masala Fry | God’s Own Country Fish Delicacy

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 People


For marinating the sardine:

  • 15 nos. Sardine/Mathi
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • Salt as required

For gravy:

  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Garlic chopped
  • 10 nos. Shallots chopped
  • 1 no. Green chilly chopped
  • 1 no. Tomato chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 2 tsp Hot water
  • Salt as reqd
  • Curry leaves Few
  • 1/4 cup Thick Coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger chopped


  • Clean the fish and put some suits on it like shown in the figure.
  • Marinate the sardines with the ingredients under marination given in the recipe.
  • Rest it for about 1 hour.
  • Take all the remaining ingredients and keep it ready for preparing the gravy.
  • Heat oil a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add chopped ginger and garlic. Saute for few seconds.
  • Then add chopped shallots and green chilly. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Now add all powder ingredients- kashmiri chilly powder, turmeric powder and pepper powder and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped tomato and 2 tbsp hot water.
  • Combine well, cover with a banana leaf(optional) and cook for 2 minutes in low flame.
  • Place the marinated Sardine on top of the masala and cook for 4-5minutes on low to medium flame.
  • Flip and cook the other side. Add curry leaves and pour the coconut milk on top. Keep in low flame for a few more minutes.
  • Delicious Mathi Masala Fry is ready now.


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