It has been some time that I have posted in here. Was a bit bust with my works and some functions in between. Well this was one recipe that I happened to watch in one of the cookery shows some time back. I just jotted it down hurriedly before leaving out and then it was always in my mind to give it a try. Though I did buy sardines after that, I could not try this. This time I decided I would give a try and when I checked I did have all the required ingredients too.
This is a very simple dish and it was really loved by all in the family. The original recipe is not spicy at all, but since we all at home want it to be spicy, I did make alterations to the recipe to fit our taste buds.
My kids just loved it and they thoroughly enjoyed. It tastes best when served hot. Just right from the pan to your plate. Perfect as a starter or along with some hot rice.
Servings – 4-5 nos
4-5 cleaned Sardines
A bowl full of bread crumbs
2-3 tbsp finely chopped parsley
1 egg beaten well
5-6 green chilies finely chopped
2 tbsp Black pepper powder
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated ( optional)
Salt a pinch.
Oil for frying
For the Marinate ( This step is optional, only if you want to make it very spicy)
1 tbsp Chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
. Clean the sardines thoroughly. De-bone the sardines and make them flat.
. Marinate them with the ingredients for marination and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
. In a bowl, mix all the other ingredients well. ( The right consistency is when you try making a ball with your hand it rolls and when you just give a little pressure and it breaks)
. There are two ways in which you could do the frying. One option is to fill the stuffing to one of the flattened sardine and sandwich it with another sardine on top and fry them, or in one sardine alone, fill the stuffing on one side and close with the other side firmly and fry them. ( The recipe called for the first method of frying, but I went in my own way of frying, which is the second method)
. Fry them crispy on both sides. Don`t worry even if the fish opens up a little.
. Serve hot with a touch of lemon juice.