Mathi – Chembu Curry / Sardine Curry With Taro


8-10 sardines, cleaned
4 small chembu/ taro
3 green chillies, slit
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp tamarind pulp / gooseberry sized tamarind
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup grated coconut
salt to taste


  1. Clean and cut each sardine into 2 pieces and keep it aside.
  2. Peel and cut taro into small cubes, wash it and keep it aside.
  3. Grind grated coconut with chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder to a smooth paste adding little water.
  4. In a pan, add the cleaned sardine, chopped taro, slit green chillies, tamarind, curry leaves, ground coconut paste and salt.
  5. Add 2 cups of water into this and mix well and bring it to a boil on medium flame.
  6. Then cook it for few minutes till the gravy thickens.. Remove from the flame and serve hot…

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