this recipe from mother in law. Her
mother in law used to prepare this. This
can be prepared with big or small pedvo.
In Konkani ‘pedvo’ means
mathi/sardine, ‘kothambari’ means
coriander seeds, ‘methi’ means uluva/fenugreek
and ‘phanna upkari’ means mulakittathu (spicy sauce with chilli, tamarind, roasted fenugreek and coriander
masala seasoned with onions). This can
be prepared with big or small pedvo. Any fish can be used in this recipe but it tastes
best with pedvo.
30 to 40 medium size
powder - 3 to 4 tsp
Coriander seeds -
2 to 3 tsp
Tamarind - 1 small lemon size ball
clean pedvo/sardine and keep aside.
in ½ cup warm water for 10 mts and prepare puree and keep aside.
Finely chop onions.
1 or 2 tsp oil in a seasoning pan in low flame, add coriander seeds, methi
seeds and pepper corns fry till nice
gas add chilli powder and mix it
well. Then grind this with
tamarind puree into fine paste. transfer
this paste to earthen pot add enough water for gravy add salt and bring it to
boil for 5 to 10 mts. Then add cut and
cleaned fish cook in medium flame for 5 to 10 mts, heat 1
tbsp oil in seasoning pan add finely chopped onions fry
till golden brown pour this on
boiling fish gravy and mix well.
methi phanna upkari is ready to serve with boiled rice.
In my home everybody loves to eat this with Kerala moru curry and
Note : This
is very spicy adjust spice lever as per your taste.