Sardine green pepper fry is one of the traditional Kerala recipes. A small type of sardines is the best for this recipe however you can try out with medium-sized sardines that are commonly available in every area. The green pepper which plucked right from the plant would be the best for this recipe.
Even though the pepper is a seasonal plant, we are getting the green pepper in the market every season. But I have no clue how do they keep the green pepper fresh even in non-season because it will turn black in shade within two or 3 days after it was plucked from its plant.
Sardine pepper fry is one of my personal favourites recipes since childhood. This green pepper fry is the best combination with rice for lunch. It is one of the rare common favourites of my family members.
Sardine is one of the fish that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, and also the rich source of vitamins and minerals that our body needs. Even it is recommended during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a period when a woman body needs a pretty good amount of omega 3, Vitamins, and other minerals for the health of both mom and unborn.
There are many health benefits of including omega 3 in our daily diet. To read more refer to my previous post Omega 3 Rich Food That Your Body Needs.
Two Important health benefits of Including sardine recipes in your daily diet.
1.Improves Heart Health
Sardines are rich in nutrients that support and promotes cardiovascular health. It contains omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which reduces cholesterol level. This is also an excellent source of vitamin B12, which is good for the wellbeing of the heart and its proper functioning.
2.Good for Bone Health
Sardines contain Vitamin D, which helps to increases the absorption of calcium. Sardines contain Vitamin D and phosphorous, that are essential for bone health. VitaminD increases the absorption of calcium while phosphorous is essential for a strong bone matrix.
There are many sardine recipes out there but let’s just prepare a traditional Kerala style sardines recipe. It is a bit spicy yet very healthy.
Green Pepper Sardine Fry
Green pepper sardine fry is an easy and simple recipe. The people who love sardine dishes will love this dish too. Though it is called fry, it doesn’t need much oil. We can just add some but, is completely optional. Follow my youtube channel for the video
Ingredients to make Kerala sardine recipes
- Sardine: 6 no
- Green Pepper: 2 to 3 string ( as per your spice preference)
- Salt: To taste
- Curry leaves: 1 stem
- Water: 250 ml
Take cleaned green pepper and water in a blender add some salt. Blend until the pepper gets ground completely and mix well with water.
Pour this mixture in a pan. Add sardines in it and switch on the stove, keep it in a high flame for 10 minutes
When the water content reduces to its half, keep it in a low flame.
After 5 minutes, add curry leaves and a tsp of coconut oil
After 1 to 2 minutes your green pepper sardines fry will be ready to serve.
Sardines pepper fry/mathi kurumulakittath
- 6 Sardines/mathi
- 2 to 3 strings Green pepper
- to taste Salt
- 1 stem Curry Leaves
- Take cleaned green pepper and water in a blender add some salt. Blend until the pepper gets ground completely and mix well with water.
- Pour this mixture in a pan. Add sardines in it and switch on
the stove, keep it in a high flame for 10 minutes.
- When the water content reduces to its half, keep it in a low flame.
- After 5 minutes, add curry leaves and a tsp of coconut oil.
- After 1 to 2 minutes your green pepper sardines fry will be ready to serve.