Sardine Pickle | Mathi Achar recipe | Spicy Kitchen

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 24:00 h
  • Ready In: 24:00 h

Sardine Pickle | Mathi Achar

One of the best dish from my Mother-in-law’s kitchen 🙂

Sardine pickle / mathi achar recipe. This is a spicy pickle made with fried sardine. Sardine recipes are highly nutritious and rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. My MIL used to make this pickle often. We all love this pickle so much especially my younger sis-in-law who is a great foodie like my hubby. I am sure you all will love this pickle. Please try it out and let me know how it turned out for you. Thank you umma for this wonderful recipe.

sardine pickle

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Other Pickle recipes

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2.pomelo fruit pickle
3.Sardine pickle
4.Easy gooseberry pickle
5.Instant apple pickle
6.Bilimbi pickle | irumban pickle
7.Mango pickle
Tender mango pickle
8.Dried bilimbi pickle
9.beetroot pickle
10.Gooseberry pickle | nellikka achar
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1/2 kg of sardine(mathi/chala)
200 g of garlic
4 tbsp. of vinegar
1 tbsp. of chilli powder
1/2 spn. of turmeric powder
2 pinch of fenugreek powder
2 tbsp. of gingelly oil(Sesame oil)(nallennna)
1 spn. of mustard seeds
A handful of curry leaves
2 tbsp. of chopped green chillies
Salt as required


Step 01

Clean and wash fish with salt.

Step 02

Marinate the fish with chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt, keep aside for 1 hour.

Step 03

Fry fish until it is crisp on both sides. Keep aside.

Step 04

Remove throne from fish and just crush with hands.(or cut in to 1 inch pieces)

Step 05

Soak this fish pieces in 2 tbsp. of vinegar for a whole night or at-least 6 hours.

Step 06

Heat gingelly oil in a pan

Step 07

Splutter mustard seeds.

Step 08

Add chopped green chillies and curry leaves.Fry well.

Step 09

Add garlic and fry well.(2-3 minute in medium flame)

Step 10

Add chilli powder and fenugreek powder.Saute for a while.

Step 11

Add fish and mix well.

Step 12

Add vinegar and boil for 3-4 minute in low flame.

Step 13

Store in glass bottles. No need to refrigerate.
I would like to share other sardine recipes with you.

Sardine Coconut Stir Fry | Mathi Peera
2.Sardine in Coconut Milk | Mathi Thengapaal Curry
3.Sardine Gravy | Mathi Curry
4.Sardine Fry | Mathi Porichathu
5.Sardine in mud pot | Mathi Vattichathu

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