Friday, February 10, 2012

Nellikkayitta Mathi Curry/Nellikkayittu Vatticha Mathi (Sardine Curry Using Dried Gooseberry)

Sardine (Mathi)- ½ kg
Gooseberry Powder– 4 tsp (you have dried gooseberry, just soak in hot water for 20– 30 minutes and grind into smooth paste)
Pepper powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Tomato,chopped – 2 nos,medium
Green chilli – 2-3 nos,
Garlic cloves – 8-10 pods
Ginger – ½ inch piece
Curry leaves – 1 strand
Cumin seed – ½ tsp
Fenugreek seed – ½ tsp

·         Wash and cut mathi/sardine, and drain the water well and keep it aside

·         Take a non-stick pot(better to use clay pot, but I don’t have clay pot).
·         Make a smooth paste of ginger and garlic.
·         Add all powders, ginger garlic paste, chopped tomatoes, slitted green chilli and salt into the pot and add 1/2 cup of water.

·         Allow this mixture to boil and become thick consistency,  add the washed mathi/sardine
·         Cook till sardine cooked well and become thick gravy mixture.
·         Take a pan and add cumin seed and fenugreek seed and roast for 2-3 minutes and make a powder.
·         Finally add this powder, curry leaves and some oil on the top of cooked sardine/mathi.
·         Take off from stove and have with rice….

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  1. Reena, sharikkum kothippichu......lovely dear

  2. @faseela sharikkum vayil vellamvarunnille....???
    My hubby love this lot...i cant tell hw much he ate,,,

  3. Mouthwatering recipe..mathi inganeyum vekkam,too good...

  4. delicious flavours following your lovely site
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    regards torviewtoronto and createwithmom

  5. This is Quiet new to me !! Looks wonderful !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

  6. What a lovely fish curry, the gooseberry must be adding a tangy taste...I love sardines...this is awesome :-)

  7. Ooo you just brought in memory of an almost forgotten curry that I used to eat during my childhood days but minus the gooseberries. Thanks for bringing such wonderful recipe. This is absolutely good.

  8. this looks so delicious..I am very happy to give you a Liebster Blog award. Please do drop by my space to collect it. Here is the link- Liebster Blog Award
    Kande Pohe

  9. nellikaittu try cheyathittilla,looks real delicious!!

    Erivum Puliyum


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