Fish (Sardines) – 7 small to medium sardines
Fresh coconut grated – 1 big cup (Grind without water)
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Salt – as per taste
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Shallots – 1 small cup peeled and crushed
Green chilis – 3 chopped
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Tomato – 1 chopped
For Tempering or Talimpu
Edible Coconut oil or refined sunflower oil – 2 tbsps
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Dry red chilis – 2 broken
Method for preparation
1.Clean the fish well and cut into 1 or 1 1/2 inch pieces and keep.
2.In a large wok take all the ingredients and mix well with the hand and now add the fish pieces and gently combine .
3.Sprinkle 2-3 tbsps of water and cover the wok or pan and keep on medium heat to steam the fish,mix in between gently without breaking the fish.It takes about 10-12 mins,when done turn off heat.
4.In a small pan heat oil and fry the ingredients for tempering and pour over the steamed fish thoran and Serve with rice or chappatis.
Even if you avoid tempering its still tasty and healthy as it is steamed.
Learned from my Kerala friend.