Mathi Pollichathu | sardine in banana leaf2015-05-16
- Yield: 1
- Servings: 4
- Prep Time: 20m
- Cook Time: 15m
- Ready In: 15m
Mathi Pollichathu in banana leaf
Traditional mathi pollichathu recipe in malabar style
Mathi pollichahtu is a delicious spicy fish recipe in Kerala style. I tired karimeen pollichathu few days back and it was delicious. We used to prepare dishes with sardine (mathi) 2-3 days a week. Sardine is rich in omega 3 and is very healthy compared to other big fishes. When I tried karimeen pollichathu, I thought we can prepare this with any fish like sardine,mackerel etc… So prepared one day and it came out well. I have already posted ayala pollicahthu with step by step photos few days back. Hope you all will try these recipes too. You can also find other delicious Karimeen recipes like
mathi pollichathu video here
7-8 no of sardine(mathi)
1 tbsp. of ginger garlic paste
3 springs of curry leaves
3-4 no of sliced green chilli
2 no of onion (finely sliced) or 20 no of finely chopped shallots
3 no of finely sliced tomato
4-5 no of fenugreek
1 spn. of chilli powder
1/2 spn. of turmeric powder
1/6 spn. of pepper powder
juice of 1 one lemon sized tamarind
Salt as required
2 tbsp. of oil
Mathi Pollichathu Preparation Method
Heat oil in a pan.Add fenugreek and fry for a while.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off.
Add finely chopped onion (or shallots),green chillies and curry leaves.Fry well.
When onion get fried,add sliced tomatoes.Fry till tomatoes became mushy.
Add chilli powder,turmeric powder,salt and pepper powder.Saute for 1 minute in low flame.Add tamarind juice last and mix well.Remove from flame.
Take banana leaf and lightly heat it on stove top up to 1-2 minute.Heat all the side of the leaf.
Heat another nonstick pan and sprinkle one spn. of oil
Place leaf on the pan.
Place half of masala on top of the leaf.Sprinkle some curry leaves
Then place sardine one by one.
Again add the remaining masala and cover all the side of fish.
Fold the leaf as from all the sides.You can tie the leaf with a thread.I used one more heated banana leaf instead of thread.
Cook in low flame (5-7 minute each side)
Drizzle some oil on the top of leaf and turn carefully to cook the other side.
Once it it cooked both the sides,remove from fire and open.
Serve hot with rice,appam.