This is an easy curry to make on a busy day. Sardines are a great source of lean protein and omega 3 fatty acids. Using canned fish make the cleanup easy and reduces the cook time. This curry is high on flavor and nutrition and low on elbow grease.
Keyword easy fish curry, Fish Curry, sardine curry
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 30minutes
8 ozCanned SardinesNotes
1small Onionor ½ large
2TomatoMedium - see Notes
Salt to taste
Thinly slice the onions. Chop the tomatoes. Cut the potatoes into thin pieces. Crush the garlic. Drain the sardines (notes).
In a saute pan heat the oil. When hot add the onions, garlic, and green chilies (if using). Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top and saute for a few minutes until the onions turn soft.
Mix in the turmeric and add the chopped tomatoes and tomatoes. stir and add ½ C water. Cover cook for 5 to 10 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through (cook time will vary depending on the size of the potatoes).
Taste and adjust salt. Add the sardines, gently scoop the curry over the fish being careful not to break up the fish. Cover and cook for a minute.
Turn off the heat and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Serve with white rice.
If using sardines in tomato sauce there is no need to add tomatoes. In this case, add the sardines with the tomato sauce once the potatoes are cooked through.
The salt content of canned sardines vary depending on the type and brand used. Taste and adjust as required. Nutritional values are based on canned sardines in brine, after draining the liquids.