Mathi / Sardine Roast



1/2 kg mathi/ sardines
2 onions, thinly sliced
small piece ginger, chopped
5 garlic cloves, chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 piece kudampuli
1/2 tsp pepper powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


  1. Clean and cut each sardine into 2 pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a claypot/ manchatti and add sliced onions and saute until it turns brown.
  3. Add chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and salt, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and saute well.
  5. Then add 1 1/2 cups of hot water to this, mix well and allow to boil.
  6. When it boils, add kudampuli and cleaned sardines and cook covered on low flame for 10 minutes till the fish is done and the gravy thickens.
  7. Then add pepper powder and mix well. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame…Serve hot…

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