No, I don’t want to say how mouth-watering the dish is. let the picture do the talking. Another popular seafood dish from Kerala, let the drooling begin! 😀
Sardines- 1/2kg, Chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp, Salt – to taste
Shallots: 150gms, Green chillies- 4 slit, Ginger-garlic paste- 1tbsp, Tomato- 2, Tamarind- little
Chili powder- 1tbsp, Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp, Fenugreek powder- 1/2tsp, Salt, Oil
To cover the sardines:
Banana leaf, curry leaves
Clean and marinate teh sardines in chii powder and salt. Keep aside for 30 mins.
Fry the fishes in oil and keep aside.
In the same oil, add sliced shallots, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder and salt. Saute well for few minutes. Add tamarind soaked in water. Saute to cook.
Hold the banana leaf over fire to make it pliable. Add little of the cooked masala on to the leaf and spread. Place the fried fish. You can keep two or three in one leaf. Spread another spoonful of masala onto the fishes. Add few curry leaves. Wrap the leaf to form a parcel.
Make such parcels with remaining leaves, fishes and masala.
In a claypot when hot, place these parcels. When the leaves turn dry, flip over to cook the other side as well .
Remove and serve hot with rice.
Recipe Courtesy: Ammachiyude Adukkala