Spicy and Tangy Sardines (Tarla)


Fish Used: Sardines ( TarliĀ – Order here)

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 10min

Persons: 2-3


  • Grated coconut – 1
  • Tamarind paste – 1 spoon
  • Red chilliesĀ – 8
  • Garlic cloves – 6
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Green chilliesĀ – 4
  • Turmeric powder half spoon
  • Salt


  • Clean the fish thoroughly and marinate it with salt and turmeric powder to avoid the smell.
  • Grind all the above ingredients in a blender to a thick paste using very little water.
  • Remove a mixture into a clay pot or kadai and heat it.
  • Add finely chopped red chilies and salt.
  • Pour little water and allow it to boil.
  • Now add the fish and cook covered on a medium flame till the fish turns soft.
  • Turn off the flame and cover the pot or kadai with the lid.
  • Keep it idle for some time to blend the spices and fish.
  • Garnish it with coriander and serve with steamed rice.

Recipe Courtesy-Prachi Kenkre

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