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Sardine Dry Fish Fry

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Usually when it comes to Dry fish, I love it. When it comes to sardine Dry fish, I love it a lot. My mom use to accompany this Sardine Dry Fish stir-fry with Dal fry and steamed rice. I and my grand fa love this combination a lot and will say that everyone would love this a lot. But unlike other Dry Fish, cleaning of this sardine takes little time. Let me share the cleaning tips and the recipe…

Cleaning of Sardine Dry Fish: Heat the tawa or pan or kadhai, now place the sardine dry fish in the vessel, and swap the sides for every 2 mins. The skin of the sardine dry fish gets sticked to the vessel, then remove the sardine dry fish.

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Sardine Dry Fish stir-fry

Sardine Dry Fish stir-fry

RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • Sardine Dry Fish – 4 nos
  • Onions – 3 nos (medium size)
  • Red chilies – 4 nos
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black lentil – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Oil – 3 tsp

Preparation:

  • Clean the Sardine Dry Fish and roughly chop them into pieces.
  • Peel and chop the onions, keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add in the mustard seeds, split black lentil and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the red chilies, wait for 2 mins and add in the onions, cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the sardine dry fish pieces and cook for 10 mins, keep on stirring else the onions would be burnt.
  • Cover with the lid.

Serve hot with Dal Curry and Steamed rice for lunch.

 

Maasi Karuvadu / Scrambled Maldives Dry Fish

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Recently I have been asked for a guest post by Mr. Jayanth Dev of Brewchew.in for their website launch on this Diwali. First of all I thank you Mr. Jayanth Dev for this golden opportunity. Do check out this link to find my recipe in BrewChew: http://www.brewchew.in/2015/11/scrambled-maasi-karuvadu-recipe.html.

I was asked for a unique recipe and so I thought of sharing a recipe with Maasi Karuvadu / Scrambled Maldives Fish fry which is very common in hometown (Tuticorin).

Maasi Karuvadu / Maldives Dry Fish is one of my hometown (Tuticorin) special. This dry fish is prepared in Maldives and available in most of the grocery shops and markets of Tuticorin. It looks like a log, first of all we need is to crush it and then grind it in a mixer to fine powder, then store the powder in an air-tight container. This process helps in easy storing of this dry fish and also helps in reducing the time of preparation, because it’s used only in the form of powder for cooking. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other seafood recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/main-course/non-vegetarian/seafood/.

Maasi Karuvadu / Scrambled Maldives Dry Fish

Maasi Karuvadu / Scrambled Maldives Dry Fish

Ingredients:

  • Maasi Karuvadu / Maldives Dry fish powder – 3 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 3 nos
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Split Black Lentil – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – two sprig
  • Grated Coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Onions – 2 (medium size)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.

Preparation

  • Soak maasi karuvadu / Maldives dryfish powder in a cup of water for 20 mins.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the mustard seeds, black lentil and curry leaves, wait until they crackle,
  • Add in the chilies and cook for few seconds.
  • Add in the onion and cook until they start browning.
  • Meanwhile drain the water from the soaked dry fish powder and add the soaked dry fish powder to the kadai.
  • Add in turmeric powder, chili powder and cook for few mins (10 mins), until the raw smell of the spices goes off.
  • Add in the grated coconut and cook until the raw smell of coconut goes off.
  • Check for salt, if needed sprinkle little salt and pour in the lemon juice, cook for 5 mins.

Serve hot for lunch as side dish. It goes out well with steamed rice and sambhar or steamed rice and rasam.

Dry Fish Egg Curry – Tuticorin Style

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Dry Fish goes out well when accompanied with Omelette. But this I am going prepare egg with Dry fish, this is a traditional recipe of Tuticorin, TamilNadu, India. Following my grandma, my mom and now it’s me preparing this curry.

This curry has unbeatable taste, even the egg in the curry would have the taste of the dry fish and has the aroma of both egg and dry fish. So I would say that it would be a good treat for the people those who love Dry Fish. Let us move on to the recipe…

Dryfish Egg Curry / Karuvadu Kulambu

Dryfish Egg Curry / Karuvadu Kulambu

Ingredients:

  • Dry fish – 150 gm
  • Eggs – 4 nos
  • Onions – 2 nos
  • Drumstick – ½ no (optional)
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split blackgram – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – two sprigs
  • Tomatoes – 1 ½ no
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Chop the drumstick 2 “inch size.
  • Clean the dry fish, by soaking it a cup of hot water for 20 min. Take out only dry fish and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in kadai, add mustard seeds, split blackgram and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and cook till they are transparent.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook till they become mushy.
  • Add in the drumstick pieces, along with the spice powders and ¼ tsp of salt. Cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in a cup of water, cover and cook until the drumstick is done.
  • Add in the dry fish and break the eggs, cover and cook until the eggs are cooked.
  • Remove the lid and put in low flame, until the oil floats to the top of the curry.

Serve hot with steamed rice and spinach stir-fry for lunch.

Note: Drumstick is optional, you can also use brinjals in this curry. Add salt only for the vegetables, because the dry fish has salt in it.  I have used barracuda dryfish/seela karuvadu.

Also check out my other Fish and DryFish recipes, by clicking this link: https://madraasi.com/main-course/non-vegetarian/seafood/