Easy mathi peera

Easy mathi peera

Sardines, loaded with the omega 3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients, enjoy a five star status in the culinary world. If you are bored of eating the regular fried sardines, here is a delicious dish in which sardines is cooked in grated coconut and spices. Check out the recipe of easy sardine peera.


15 small sardines

Coconut (as per the number of sardines; however the coconut shouldn€™t be more than the fish)

4 green chillies

1 small piece ginger

½ onion

1 bunch curry leaves

2 tbsp chilli powder

½ tbsp turmeric powder

1 ½ tbsp pepper powder

Salt as required

Oil as required


Clean the sardines and score them

Marinate the sardines with chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt

Heat oil in pan and fry the marinated sardines

Now, break apart the fried sardines into a crumble

Keep the sardines aside

Heat some more oil if required

Add ginger, green chillies, onion and curry leaves

Sauté until the raw smell is gone

Now add half table spoon chilli powder

Sauté well

Add the grated coconut and mix everything for a minute

Into it add the fried sardines

Stir and roast nicely

Enjoy the matrhi peera with rice or chapathi.