Mathi/ Sardine Peera


1/2 kg sardines/ mathi
2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 dry red chillies
1/2 cup shallots, sliced
1 tbsp green chillies, chopped
6 garlic cloves
2 sprig curry leaves
3 kudampuli pieces/ gambooge/fish tamarind
2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Clean and cut sardines into pieces and keep it aside.
  2. Soak kudampuli in 1/2 cup water.
  3. Crush grated coconut, turmeric powder, dry red chillies, sliced shallots, garlic cloves, green chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Transfer the crushed mixture into a manchatti or pan and mix well (using hand).
  5. Then add cleaned sardines, soaked kudampuli with its water, salt and little water and mix well.
  6. Cover and cook in medium heat for few minutes. When it boils, remove the lid and mix it well. Then add coconut oil and few curry leaves.
  7. Then cook it uncovered till all the water dries up and fish is well coated with the coconut mixture. Remove from flame and serve hot… 



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