canned fish (sardines/matthi) - 1 (medium sized fishes 4 approx)
onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1/2 finely chopped
grated coconut - 5 tsp
ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
garlic - 3 cloves finely chopped
curry leaves - few
green chili - 2
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
coriander seeds - 1 tsp
fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
coconut oil - 3 tsp
tamarind - small lemon sized measure soak in water
Fish Masala(any) - 3 tsp
Salt as per the taste
Grind coconut,coriander seeds,coriander powder,fish masala,green chili and fenugreek seeds into to a fine paste with little water and keep it aside.
Heat a pan with 3 2tsp of coconut oil. Add onion , ginger , garlic, curry leaves and saute it for 10 mns.Now add tomato and turmeric powder.allow it to cook for 10 mns. Now add the masala paste which we griend early. Add salt as per taste and allow it to cook for 5 mins. Add the sardin fish ( I use canned sardin with tomato sause) with tamarind water.Allow it to cook only for 10 to 15 mns as the canned fish is already cooked/processed.Now sprinkle few drops of coconut oil on top of the gravy and close the lid.
Serve hot with rice/Idly or Dosa.
Recipe courtesy : my friend Bini . Thanks Bini for sharing the recipe :) .