Mathi Kurumulaku Fry / Sardine Pepper Fry


10 sardines/ mathi
6 shallots
2 big garlic cloves
1/2 inch piece ginger
1 1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
oil for shallow frying


  1. Cut and clean sardines. Make slits on both sides of the fish.
  2. Grind shallots, garlic, ginger, pepper powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, curry leaves and salt together adding little water.
  3. Then marinate the sardines with this prepared paste and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and shallow fry the marinated fish on both sides till done. Serve with rice…


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