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GOK #10: Mathi mulakittu vatticha curry / Spicy Sardine curry


GOK #10: Mathi mulakittu vatticha curry / Spicy Sardine curry
Ingredients :
Sardine : 8-10
Ginger  : 2 tbsp (finely minced)
Garlic : 4 cloves ( finely minced)
Cambogia  / Kudampuli : 2 pieces 
Shallots /Finely chopped onion : 1/4 cup
Green chilly - 2
Kashmir Chilly Powder  : 3 tsp 
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1 1/2 tbsp
Water : 2 cup
Coconut Oil : 2-3 tbsp
Curry leaves : 2 sprig
Salt to taste

Preparation  :
1. Soak the kudampuli pieces in  half cup warm water for 15 mins.
2. Heat a pan  and pour coconut oil . Add the shallots ,  ginger and saute till it turns brown .
3. Add all the powders  and saute for 1 min .
4. Now add the Kudampuli pieces, salt  and the water  and bring it to a boil .
5. Add the sardine pieces and swirl the pan to  mix it with full masala .
6. Add the green chillies,garlic pieces,and curry leaves on the top of the  fish , cover and cook at medium heat for 15  mins .
7. Swirl the pan  in between , but do not use spoon . Add the salt as needed .
8. Once the gravy is medium thick turn off the stove and add coconut oil ,the curry leaves to fish curry.
9. Keep the curry covered for half an hour before serving.


Courtesy:  Mary Jacob