Stuffed Sardines

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Total Time:
15-30 mts
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Sardines – 8 medium size
  • Yellow Bell Pepper – 1Stuffed Sardines
  • Red Bell Pepper -1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Onion – 1
  • Coriander Leaves – 1 bunch
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
  • Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lemon – 1
  • Mustard Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 4 tbsp

How to Make Stuffed Sardines

  • Clean pat dry the Sardines.
  • Chop the Yellow and Red Peppers, Tomato, Onion and Coriander leaves and store separately.
  • Heat 1 tbsp Oil in a frying pan, add the Mustard seeds and allow to pop.
  • Add Onion and sauté for about 2-3 mins till translucent.
  • Add Tomato, Red and Yellow Pepper, sauté till cooked and Oil separates.
  • Add Chilli, Pepper and Turmeric Powder, Salt and sauté for 1 minute till you get the earthy flavours of the roasted spices.
  • Remove from flame. Squeeze in the juice of ½ a Lemon and stir in the Coriander leaves.
  • Allow to cool. Stuff in the Sardines. Tie with a cotton string if necessary.
  • In a separate pan heat 3 tbsp Oil and arrange the stuffed Sardines and cook along with the whole peeled Garlic and ½ Lemon. Turn the sides after 5 minutes interval and it is ready to be served, pipping hot, garnished with fresh Coriander Leaves and chopped Peppers.
  • Cooking with the Garlic and Lemons lends a lot to the Garlicky flavour and the fine aroma of lemon to the sardines.