Kerala style meen peera vattichathu


  • Sardine fish -1kg
  • Shallots – 9 or10nos
  • Green chilli – 3 nos
  • Garlic -6 or 7 nos
  • Ginger -1nos
  • Curry leaves – 3 sprigs
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek powder – 1 tsp
  • Malabar tamarind – 3 or 4 pieces
  • Salt – 1 or2 tsp
  • Oil- 2 or3 tsp


  • Firstly cut and washed the sardine fish, drain and set aside
  • Take a mud pot add sardine fish, Malabar tamarind, curry leaves , salt and some oil mix them well.
  • Add some turmeric powder and fenugreek powder mix them well.
  • Then add chopped shallots, green chilli and chopped ginger, combine them well with clean hands and
    set aside.
  • Then we have to crush green chilli, grated coconut ,shallots and garlic ,set aside.
  • Now we have to add the crushed coconut masala into the sardine fish pan and combine them well.
  • Then pour some water and stir .
  • Cook the fish covered and once it boils, cook for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Stir in between and add some salt.
  • Now the water will slowly dry and when it is semi dry, turn off the heat.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and enjoy with hot rice.

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