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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Pan grilled sardines in banana leaf(mathi valailayil pollichathu)

Sardine 6 whole, cleaned
Small onion chopped ½ cup
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Pepper powder 1 tbsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Coriander leaf chopped 4 tbsp
Curry leaf 2 sprigs
Banana leaf 1(for packing and steaming)
Oil and salt as required
1.      Tender the banana leaves by running it over flame
2.      Marinate the fish with chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder and salt for 1/22 hour
3.      In a pan add oil, small onion. Saute well
4.      Add ginger garlic paste, pepper powder,1/2 tsp turmeric powder,salt,curry leaf and a tbsp of coriander leaf. Saute well
5.      Once done allow it to cool
6.      In the banana leaf place half of this masala in the middle
7.      Top it with fish pieces
8.      Add coriander leaf  to it
9.      Top it with remaining masala and pack it
10.  In a pan add little oil and place this banana wrap on it
11.  Close with a lid and cook for 10 minutes in low flame
12.  Then turn it to the other side and cook for another 10 minutes
13.  Repeat the same such each of  the side cooking time is approx., 20 minutes
Once done open it up carefully and Serve hot
Flavours good and tastes good

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