Named after the Island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean, Sardines are quite popular among home cooks and top chefs alike. Sardines are firm-bodied fish that do not have an overpowering ‘fishy’ taste. They are small and silvery and are perfect for a multitude of cooking methods.
The Indian Oil Sardine or Tarli is a type of ray-finned Sardine that you can find in the Indian Ocean. Tarli fish contains omega-3 fatty acids and is dense in nutrients. The tarli fish contains calcium and is an excellent source of protein.
Tarli has many names depending on region and native areas like Mathi, Kavalai, Chaalai, Mathi, Washi, Pedvey Padwa, and Boothai. Of course, tarli fish is a renowned delicacy and makes for some excellent seafood recipes.
Any meal with Sardines is a champion’s choice!
Considering the many health benefits of sardines, people use it in various cuisines across the country, famous in coastal areas and cityscapes alike. People who enjoy tarli surely love the crispy flavour and taste of tarli fish fry. As part of many cuisines like Mangalore and Kerala, the tarli fish curry is a household name.
So how do you prepare tarli fish? There are many ways, depending on your choice of flavour but here is a recipe that is sure to win your heart. It cooks fast and it is a flavoursome complement to your favourite rice, salad, or tapioca.