Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sardine Varuval (Dry Style)

Tuna or Sardine? Sardine mostly. Fresh sardine or canned sardines? Both goes strongly and tremendously (Mathi Achar & Nadan Sardine Curry). But stocking up canned sardines has become a habit I can't let go. Basically like if I don't stock up, seemingly my grocery doing is not complete. How about you? You are like me? You must have sardines in cans in your pantry? Actually, its a good thing because canned sardines will never ever let us down (Sardin Masak Lemak & Sardine Rolls). Unlike our husbands who sometimes can drive us up the wall? Even canned tuna as well (Tuna Thoran, Tuna Burgers & Tuna Cutlets). I mean, canned tuna being our cooking saviour. What's the story to me making this Sardine Varuval (Sardine Sambal & Sardine Potato)? The same food story in fact. Always a favourite (Jeera Aloo/Potato & Meen Puttu) and imagine sardine varuval alongside rice soaking or fully flooded by rasam or sambar. Heaven called easily fab meal right? I know (Udupi Sambar & Pepper Garlic Rasam). We Indians and our fingers to eating for happy tummy sardine varuval meal? What more should I possibly say? Nothing. Dive into Sardine Varuval at your pleasure (Chicken Varuval & Mutton Varuval). 

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.


  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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