Marinate the sardines in salt and turmeric powder for 1/2 hour.
Grind coconut, garlic, chilli powder and tamarind to a fine paste.
Heat oil in pan and crackle fenugreek seeds.
Add onions, chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves.
Saute till onions turn brown. Add paste. Add water and drumsticks. Cook drumsticks till done.
Add salt. Add marinated fish. Cook for 5 minutes.
Temper with coconut oil, mustard seeds, shallots and an intact red chilli.
Serve hot with rice.
Key Ingredients: fish, Salt, turmeric, desiccated coconut, red chilli, onion, green chillies, drumsticks, garlic, tamarind, fenugreek seeds, ginger, curry leaves, coconut oil, mustard seeds, shallots