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Canned Sardine curry

 There are three different types of canned fish which are very popular in my place- Sardine,  Tuna and Mackerel.
   Sardines are small and oily sea fish. Sardines are commonly served in cans. Canned fish are fish which are processed and preserved in a sealed airtight container. Sardines are canned mostly in brine, oil or tomato and chilli sauce. Fresh sardines are also ofen cooked or grilled, but I never get a chance to cook or eat fresh sardines as fresh sardines are not available in my place.

        I cook canned sardines in many diffgerent ways. Here I am sharing one of them.

  The recipe of Canned Sardine curry

Preparation time - 20 minutes
Cooking time - 25 minutes
Total - 45 minutes
Serve - 2


  • 1 small can of 210 gm Sardines*
  • 2 big potato
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2-3 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tbsp any vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

*here I'm using canned sardines preserved in brine. If you are using canned sardines preserved in tomato sauce, no need to  add tomatoes.


  1.       Cut the can and pour sardines in a bowl. Boil potato.  Peel and dice into equal sized pieces. In a  bowl take 2 tbsp yogurt.  Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, cumin powder,  coriander powder, red chilli powder and salt. Beat yogurt and mix all the ingredients well.
  2.       In a pan heat oil. Add chopped onions. Fry  until golden brown. Add choped tomatoes.  Fry until oil separates. Add yogurt mix. Stir and fry. Add diced potatoes. Fry for few minutes.  Add 1 cup of water. Bring to boil.
  3.       Now add sardines and garam masala. In low heat simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve hot.
  4. Serve as a side dish with steamed rice.