Mathi Thengapal Curry |Sardine in Coconut Milk

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Ready In: 30m

Mathi Thengapal Curry is an authentic side dish of Malabar areas of Kerala. Sardine / mathi or chala is very popular and favorite fish of all Malayali fish lovers. We prepare many dishes with this healthy fish such as curry, stir fry, thick gravy, fry etc…

Here I would like to share the recipe of sardine curry in coconut milk which is so delicious and goes well with rice, dosa etc… It is very easy to make this curry which requires basic ingredients

Hope you all will like this tasty mathi thengapal curry. Please try it out and let me know how it turned out for you.

Other tasty sardine recipes
Sardine with coconut milk (kudampuliyitta mahti curry)
mathi pollichathu / Sardine in banan leaf(
sardine pickle
mathi vattichathu
sardine coconut fry mathi peera)
Mathi curry

Health Benefits of Mathi(Sardine)

  • Sardine is a type of fish that can work wonders to enhance your health.
  • Fish is a healthy food, but eating sardines definitely has its own added benefits.
  • Sardines are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which helps in reducing LDL Cholesterol levels which in turn helps in reducing heart problems.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids also helps in making you hair healthy and shiny, its also makes the skin glow.
  • Sardine has small bones which can be consumed easily which are rich sources of calcium.


1/2 kg of mathi
20 no of Shallots
2 no of Tomato large
2 tbsp. of Ginger garlic paste
2 spn. of Kashmiri chilli powder
1 spn. of Turmeric Powder
3 no of Kudam Puli(Gambogee)
3 springs of curry leaves
1 cup of Thick Coconut milk
Salt as required
1 tbsp. of oil


Step 01

Soak Gambogee (kudam puli) in hot water and keep aside.

Step 02

Heat oil in pan.

Step 03

Add ginger garlic paste,curry leaves and green chilli. Saute for 2 minute.

Step 04

Add chopped shallots and fry till golden color in low flame.

Step 05

Add finely chopped tomato and saute.

Step 06

When tomaotes became mushy,add turmeric powder chilli powder and salt.saute for 1 minute.

Step 06

Add kudam puli and fish.Add little amount of water(1 cup) and cook in medium flame.

Step 06

When fish gets cooked,add coconut milk and curry leaves.Mix well and cook for 2-3 minute in low flame

Step 06

Cover the lid and serve after 5 minutes.

Don’t forget to check out our other Kerala style Mathi(Sardine) recipes

1.Mathi Thengapaal curry
2.Mathi Peera
3.Kappa and mathi curry
4.Mathi Achar
Sardine Fry

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