Monday, June 1, 2015


Nadan Fish(Sardine) Mulakittathu

Sardines (mathi) are best when you make curry out of it.. This is an easy fish curry and I got this recipe from my mom.Best when you make this in coconut oil and use Kashmiri chilly gives it a deep color.This curry is easy to make as we need not wait for the onion to turn brown.This is a quick and easy to make curry. You can make this curry with other fish like mackerel (ayila), sear fish, butter fish (modha) etc. But I recommend Sardines (mathi).

Prep Time           Cook Time          Ready in              Serves                  Cuisine
5 min                      10 min                 15 min                  5-6                     Kerala

  • .Sardine (mathi)-1/2 kg
  • .Green Chilli-2(slit)
  • .Tomato- 1 big, chopped
  • .Kashmiri red chily powder-11/2tbsp(up to your spice level)
  • .Coriander powder-1tbsp
  • .Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • .Tamarind- 1 lime sized ball, (put in about 1 cup of water, mix and squeeze out to get the tamarind water)
  • .Salt-as required
  • .Coconut Oil-2tbsp
  • .Curry leaves-1 string
To Crush
  • Shallots-6-8
  • Garlic-4
  • Ginger-1 Piece
  • Fennel Seeds-1 Teaspoon


Crush shallots,ginger,garlic and fennel seeds in a mixer or food processor.

.In a manchatty add  tomato,curry leaves,crushed mix, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder  ,tamarind water and salt.

.Allow to boil.

.Add fish and enough water to it.

.Close the lid and cook the fish in medium flame.

.Turn off fire and pour coconut oil and curry leaves.


.Simmering it longer will give a nice thick gravy.