Friday, 14 June 2013

Simple Sardine Sambal


When I've no idea on what to cook, I resort to making sardine sambal. It's tasty and very quick to make. I just use canned sardines in tomato sauce which is easily available at the grocers. 

Before making the sambal cut into cubes a potato, boil it and keep aside.


In a pan heat some oil and fry sliced onion and garlic till soft and fragrant. 


Then add a few dried chillies and curry leaves. Fry for about a minute.


Add chilli powder and fry for another minute or so.



Stir in the whole content of the canned sardine. Break the sardines into smaller chunks using the ladle. Add some water and cook for another 5 minutes.




Lastly add the boiled potatoes and tamarind juice and mix well. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes.


Remove from heat and sprinkle some chopped coriander. Serve warm with rice or chapathi.

SIMPLE SARDINE SAMBAL
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INGREDIENTS:
1 small canned sardine
1 potato, peeled, cubed and boiled
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, sliced
3 dried chillies
A sprig of curry leaves
3 tbsp tamarind juice
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste

METHOD:
1) Peel one potato. Cube and boil it till fork tender. Keep aside.
2) In a pan heat 2 tbsp oil and fry the sliced onion and garlic for 1-2 minutes till soft and fragrant.
3) Add the dried chillies and curry leaves and continue to fry for another minute.
4) Stir in chilli powder and fry for another minute till the raw smell is gone.
5) Add the canned sardines and break the sardines into smaller chunks using the ladle.
6) Add 1/2 cup of water and salt to taste and cook for 5-7 minutes.
7) Stir in the boiled potato and tamarind juice and cook for another 2 minutes.
8) Remove from heat and sprinkle some chopped coriander. Serve with rice or chapathi. 

NOTE:
The tamarind juice used in this recipe can be substituted with 1 finely chopped tomato. If this is done, add the tomato when frying the chillies and curry leaves.

 *This recipe serves 2-3
 

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