Sardine Curry / Mathi Curry


1/2 kg sardines/ mathi, cleaned
8 garlic cloves
1 piece ginger
15 shallots
2 green chillies
3 gambooje/ kudampuli pieces
2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 cup coconut milk
2 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Soak kudampuli in hot water and keep it aside.
  2. Crush garlic cloves, ginger, shallots and green chillies together.
  3. In a clay pot / pan, add crushed mixture, kashmiri chilli powder, soaked kudampuli, curry leaves and salt.
  4. Add 1 tbsp coconut oil and mix well. Adjust salt and spice level.
  5. Add cleaned sardines and mix well and keep it covered for 10 minutes.
  6. Then add coconut milk, swirl the pan and cook. When it boils, swirl the pan and cook covered at low flame for 10 minutes.
  7. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame.
  8. Add few curry leaves crushed with hand and 1 tbsp coconut oil. Serve hot…


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