Sardine/ Mathi Charu Curry


10 sardines/ mathi
1 cup grated coconut
4-6 green chillies
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/4 – 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 small tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
2- 2 1/2 cup water
3 shallots, sliced
3 dry red chillies
Curry leaves
1 1/2- 2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Clean sardines, make slits and keep it aside.
  2. Grind grated coconut, green chillies, turmeric powder and 3/4 tsp chilli powder together to a paste.
  3. Heat a manchatti or pan and add 1/2- 1 tbsp oil. Add mint leaves and coriander leaves and saute.
  4. Then add chopped tomatoes and saute till soft. Add ground paste and salt and bring to boil.
  5. Add water and cleaned sardines and cook well.
  6. Heat oil in a pan, add sliced shallots , dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry. Reduce the flame and add 1/2 tsp chilli powder. 
  7. Switch off and pour this to the curry and swirl the manchatti or pan. Serve hot….
Recipe Source: Magic Oven



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