Canned sardines - the perfect survival food
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Canned sardines are best survival food. This Indian style canned sardine recipe is good to go with rice, however you can mashed it up and add it to your regular sandwich.
  • Canned Sardines - two tins of King Oscar in olive oil (Thats what I have used)
  • One red onion - finely chopped
  • Garlic - three four cloves, minced
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp minced
  • tomatoes - one medium
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Cilantro - few fresh twigs
  • Olive oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies - one , finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan (it should not be smoking hot).
  2. Fry the garlic first, then add the onions, followed by ginger.
  3. Once the onions are translucent enough, add the tomatoes and wait till the tomatoes becomes mushy.
  4. Add the spices, green chillies and fry it little more, and add the sardines with their oil.
  5. Check for the seasonings, a bit of spicy and sweet, adjust accordingly.
  6. A good drizzle of lemon juice over it and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.
  7. Serve it over bed of rice or sandwich it between your favourite crusty bread.
  8. Drizzle some more seasoned oil, if wish to
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