Meen Mulakittathu



Sardine - 1/2 kg ( cleaned)

Shallots - 6 to 8 (sliced)

Garlic cloves - 5 to 6 (chopped)

Tomatoes - 2 (chopped) 

Tamarind - a marble size (soaked in water and extracted)

Red Chilli powder - 2 to 3 tsp (according to level of heat)

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Coconut oil - 1tbsp

Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

Salt - to taste


Marinate sardines with red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and leave for half an hour. Shallots, garlic and tomatoes are taken in a bowl and crush it with hands. Pour the crushed tomato mix, tamarind extract, salt and some water in a sauce pan and bring it to boil. Once it starts boiling slide in the marinated sardines. Once the fish is cooked, take the sauce pan out from the stove. Heat oil in a tadka pan, temper with curry leaves and pour it on the curry. Mouthwatering "Meen Mulakittathu" is ready. This curry tastes the best with "Kappa"(tapioca).