Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mathi Achar / Pickled Sardine














Ingredients:
  1. Sardines - 15 cleaned, washed and cut into 2
  2. Garlic - 2 pods peeled
  3. Ginger - 2 inch piece chopped
  4. Curry leaves - 2 stalks
  5. Green chillies - 5 cut into thick rings
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. chilly powder - 2 tbsp
  8. salt - to taste
  9. vinegar - 1 cup plus more to taste
  10. oil - 1/2 cup
  11. mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  12. fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp

Method:
Marinate the fish in a mixture of salt and turmeric powder and fry until it is crisp. Keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp fresh oil and splutter the mustard and methi seeds.
Add the curry leaves , garlic, ginger ,green chillies and salt to taste and saute until garlic is slightly soft.
Add in chilly and turmeric powder and saute for a minute.
Pour in 1/2 cup of water, salt to taste and the vinegar and bring to simmer.
Add the fried fish and mix well.
Taste after an hour and adjust salt and vinegar as necesary.

4 comments:

  1. Is this chala ? I love chala , never had it as a pickle .will definitely try it out.
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    Reshma

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  2. Superb!! pics makes me hungry...

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  3. it luks so yummy....i want to try this ..
    -seena

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