Even though Mathi/chaala/saala/sardines are small fishes they taste so good in curry as well as fry. I love fish fry than the fishes in curry. I love to eat the fried fish hot as soon as it’s taken out from the Tawa. When fish fry is hot it tastes simply awesome, delicious and finger-licking. Usually, I prepare this fry like this. But this time I want to try the fish with green peppercorns. This recipe was waiting in my To-do list for a long time. Praseedha aunty shared this recipe with me like 2 years back. But only yesterday it was possible to make it. I got these green peppercorns. I used some peppercorns for this fry and kept the remaining to try other recipes. we loved this fry, it was so tasty and I will definitely make this dish often. The masala was so yummy. I made it along with Rice and fish curry.
Also,check the other sardine fish recipes.
Let’s see how to cook it.
Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Sardine fish/chaala/mathi – 16
Green peppercorns – 2 tbsp (adjust to your taste)
Curry leaves – a few(1 or 2 sprigs)
Garlic – 5 pods
Ginger – a small piece
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Lemon – 1/2
1.Add green peppercorns, few curry leaves, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, salt to taste and ground it into a paste.
2.Clean the fishes and wash them well with water. Take the fishes in a mixing bowl or plate. Add the ground masala into it, also squeeze 1/2 lemon and mix well.Allow it to marinate for atleast 15 to 30 mins.
3. Heat coconut oil in a tawa or frying pan in medium flame for swallow frying. When the oil has got hot, Place the marinated fish and fry them to golden on both sides. Then remove it from the oil. Fry the remaining marinated fishes in batches.
Mathi pacha kurumulaku fry is ready.
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