Matthi (Sardine) Curry

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Matthi (Sardine) Curry

kerala style Matthi curry
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Heat the grated coconut in a frying pan.
  • Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder into the coconut and mix it well.
  • When the colour of the mix turns into golden, remove it from the stove and allow to cool well.
  • Grind the mix adding required quantity of water and make a paste of the masala mix and keep it aside.
  • Add the masala paste into the cleaned cut fish.
  • Mix the cut ginger, green chilli, onion and tamarind pulp with the fish and masala paste adding required quantity of salt and water.
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  • Cook the mix in medium flame for about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • When the fish is cooked well, fry the onion slices and curry leaves in coconut / refined oil and add it into the cooked fish curry.
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  • The Matthi curry is ready and can be served with cooked rice / tapioca etc.
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