Mathi vattichathu

Preparation Time

40

Cooking Time

30

Serves

40

Calories

1422

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Sardines boiled with heady spices and cocoum, this preparation echoes Kerala's native seafood cuisine culture.

Ingredients

½ kg sardines

2 dsp crushed chilli flakes

½ tsp turmeric powder

½ cup shallots, sliced

½ dsp ginger, minced

2 dsp garlic cloves

A few sprigs of curry leaves

½ cup coconut oil

3 pieces cocum, washed and soaked in water, and kept aside

Salt, as required

1 cup water

Preparation

Before lighting the pan, add green chillies, shallots, crushed red chillies, salt, turmeric powder, garlic and ginger

Pour the oil over it

Add curry leaves and mash the mixture with hand

Once blended well, add the sardines and spread the masala over them

Add water and drop the cocum pieces in

Light the stove now, and let it cook on medium flame under the lid

When one side is done, flip and keep it closed, cooking for longer

Check if cooked completely, and simmer over low heat till dry

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