Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sardine/Mathi Fry

Sardine/Mathi Fry

Today's recipe is my absolute comfort food.... Sardine fish fry/mathi fry. It is quick and simple and perfect side dish for rice.

Mathi/ Sardine- 6-8 medium sizes
Onion- 1 medium
Fennel seeds- a pinch
Pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
Ginger chopped- 2 tsp
Curry leaves- a few

Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek powder- a pinch
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
salt to taste
Coconut oil for frying

Clean fish and squeeze some lemon juice,rub on the fish and then give a final rinse. Make a few gashes on the fish.
Mix chilly powder, turmeric powder,pepper powder,fenugreek powder,ginger garlic paste and salt. Sprinkle little water and make a smooth paste. You can add a few drops or vinegar or lemon juice instead of water to make a paste. Keep half tsp of masala for later use. Apply the rest on the fish and inside the cavities and let it  marinate for five minutes.
Heat coconut oil and  fry in medium flame. Let the fish  get browned for two minutes on one side and then flip over and fry the other side. Fry till both sides are evenly brown and crispy.
Mix sliced onion, ginger, and curry leaves with the left over paste. Take one tbs of oil (leftover oil that you used to fry the fish) and when it is hot add fennel seeds and after a minute the sliced and marinated onion. Fry till crispy, drain and mix with the fish fry.
Serve warm with rice.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. I am not a mathi fan, but I know so many people who would take off that plate and eat the whole thing without sharing! :)

  2. wow..super delicious,love to have with rice :)

  3. too good..i love the crispy ones!!


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