Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sardine Varuval (Dry Style)

Canned sardines? Stock up and reach out to for a lazy cooking. I of course like to cook but sometimes when it gets hectic, I am not only lost on what to cook, but I can't be bothered with driving out for buying ingredients, neither heading to the coffee shops for packing food. My house is quite a distance inside our residential area, so it also takes a while for me to drive out and then finding parking is another hack. Getting my other half out of the bed too, after his late night, watching Manchester United live game, I tell you, can drive me up the wall. Therefore, on such instances, canned sardines (Bread Sardine Roll, Sardine Papaya Curry & Sardine Masak Lemak), are my saviour. I make that there are few cans in my pantry, and these are bought out for a convenient, mostly, easy to put together dish. Also, we never get bored with Sardine Varuval (Tuna VaruvalSardine Varuval, Mutton Varuval, Vegetarian Mutton Varuval & Curried Potatoes), which is absolutely a fantastic pairing alongside leftover dhal curry (Bitter Gourd Dhal Curry & Murungakka Sambar) or Rasam (Pepper Garlic Rasam).

1 big can of sardines - drain off the sauce
1 inch ginger - chopped/sliced
1 red onion - chopped/sliced
4 garlic - chopped/sliced
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp plain chilli powder
Lime juice - as needed
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 sprigs spring onion - sliced thinly
Salt for taste
2 tbsp of oil
Saute ginger, onion, garlic and curry leaves in oil.
Add sardines with chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry over high heat and break sardines into smaller pieces.
Add lime juice and spring onion.
Stir again and dish out.

Happy Weekend Everyone.

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  1. looks tempting....perfect with rotis...

  2. This is so tempting, stunning, and delish dish.

  3. Delicious dish...... It goes well with almost everything.... :)

  4. That looks so tempting although I do not eat fish.. wud suggest this recipe to my mom :D

  5. Sardines varuval looks yummm we too make it in the similar way.. oh dying of hunger waiting for others is unbearable...

  6. I know this tastes really yum, love this with rice!

  7. This may be simple but so packed with flavour. Dying to have your dish now. And it makes sense to keep a few tins in stock. I haven't fried them for a long time but after seeing your post I'm so tempted!
    Have a happy Sunday!!

  8. Looks delicious.
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC, G+ and facebook?

  9. Mouth watering fry, the clicks..

  10. This sounds lovely, I've not made anything similar to this before.

  11. shoud be great tasting. Hubby would love this

  12. I don't think I've ever had anything quite like this! Would love to give it a try! <3 -

  13. i am a vegetarian but my hubby is gonna love it! :)

  14. Everything you make looks yummy :) It must be very tasty given the effort and heart you put into making :)

  15. I am going to try this one, love the way you have presented it.

  16. Wow! Sardine (from cans) can be eaten this way too? did not know this!

  17. My hubby would have gorged on that whole plate :)

  18. this looks delicious.We also cook this almost a similar way...


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