Monday, July 2, 2012
Some of you may know my love for indian food, sardine curry is another favourite of mine at the banana leaf restaurant. This is like sardine in tomato sauce but it's a little spicy and carries the taste of indian curry. It is quite different from the usual sardine dish that we can get from the indian mamak stall here, this is more towards a little sour and tangy in terms of flavour of the sauce. Even though this is not a very 'curry' type of curry., i still love it very much and it's very appetising for me. I think it would taste good on roti or any kind of flatbreads too. If you think it may sounds appetising to you as well, then worth giving it a try ..especially if you are underweight :D..you probably will ask for more rice!
Recipe ( from South Indian Temptations by Devagi Shanmugam) with changes
1 can sardine in tomato sauce ( 475 gm), drained and reserve 3 heap tbsp tomato sauce from the can
3 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp fenugreek
1/2 tsp aniseed, coarsely pounded
1 onion, sliced
1 thumbsize of ginger, sliced
a sprig of curry leaves
21/2 tsps chilli powder
1tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp tamarind paste mixed with 1/2 cup of water
1 tsp curry powder
about 1 tsp of salt or to taste
1. Heat oil and add fenugreek and aniseeds and fry till fragrant.Add sliced onions, ginger, curry leaves and when they turn fragrant, all in the chilli powder, cumin powder, tomatoes, tamarind juice and curry powder.
2. Let them simmer for about 5 minutes, add in the sardines and the reserved tomato sauce from the can earlier and also 1/3 cup of water for more sauce and cook for another 5 minutes. Add in sugar and salt to taste.Remove from heat and serve.
If you like this dish, you may also like to see my blogger friend, Tigerfish doing a quite similar kind of sardine curry in her post here. Wishing everyone a happy monday!