3 shallots (chopped)
1cup grated coconut / dessicated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds
A small piece of ginger
1 green chilli
Few curry leaves
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Tamarind pulp (berry size)
1 tsp musturd seeds
Cumin powder & Curry leaves
Soak tamarind in water & keep aside for 10 min.Extract the juice.
Coarsely grind first six ingredients & keep aside.
Cut, clean & then marinate sardines with chilli, turmeric & salt.
Heat oil in a pan. Splutter musturd seeds.
Add coconut mixture along with tamarind extract.
Cover & cook for a while.
Then add marinated sardines & mix well.
Cover & cook once again.
When cooked & the sauce is completely dried, remove from fire.
Garnish with fresh curry leaves & cumin powder.