Mathi Peera/Sardine Pattichathu

Mathi Pattichathu

Ingredients

  1. Sardine/Mathi – 10 – 12
  2. Ilumban Puli – 10 – 15 (You can use soaked kudam puli (3 pieces or to taste) or kokums instead)
  3. Grated coconut – 3/ 4 – 1 cup
  4. Shallots – 5 – 8 sliced
  5. Green chilies – 6 – 7 sliced diagonally
  6. Ginger – 1 inch finely chopped lengthwise
  7. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Chilli powder – 3/4 tsp
  9. Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Fenugreek powder – 1/4 tsp
  11. Curry leaves – 1-2 sprigs
  12. Salt – To taste
  13. Coconut Oil – 2 tsp

Method

 

 

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1. Clean the fish pieces and cut them in half.

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2.  Combine grated coconut, chilli powder, turmeric powder, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and salt in a claypot/manchatti. Crush everything together with hands and add the sliced ilumban puli and fish pieces. Add around 1/2 – 3/4 cup water, cover with the lid and cook until all the water is evaporated, at medium heat and the fish is cooked, around 15 – 20 minutes. Finally add 2 – 3 tsp coconut oil. Mix gently and switch off.

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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