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Mathi Vattichathu Sardines Cooked Dry

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Ingredients
  Sardines 1⁄2 Kilogram
  Red chilies 10
  Fenugreek seeds 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Peppercorns 8
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Button onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon, julienned
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed/sliced/chopped
  Curry leaves 4
  Coconut oil/Any refined vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Kokum 3 , washed, soaked and shredded in water
  Salt To Taste
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. Clean the sardines in salted water. Make a slit on the side and remove the inside portion of each fish. Make gashes on both sides of the fish.
2. Coarsely grind ingredients 1 to 8 and keep aside.
3. Mix the ground ingredients with coconut oil, shredded cocum and salt.
4. Grease an earthenware vessel with coconut oil and layer the fish and the mixed masala alternately; finish with a layer of masala on top.
5. Add water to cook the fish and bring to boil.
6. Simmer over low heat till dry.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Ingredient: 
Coconut
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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