Maasi sambal or Maldive fish coconut sambal is a popular recipe around india, srilanka and maldives.
Hubby bought a packet of masi from supermarket. I am not so sure what to do with it. So i looked at the pack and adapted recipe from it. This is a quick dish to make, you can make it in under 15 mins. When i looked online about maasi I learned that it is smoked dried piece of tuna. In some places you will find a whole piece of it which you have to pound it. But i bought the pack which is already pounded. So you can buy whichever you like and make this.
About this Recipe
Fish Maasi Podi is another name for Maldives fish. Maldives fish is cured tuna fish that has traditionally been produced in the Maldives. It is a staple of Maldivian and Sri Lankan cuisines, as well as the cuisines of the Southern Indian states and territories of Lakshadweep, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, and it was once one of the Maldives main exports to Sri Lanka, where it is known as masi karuvadu. This powdered tuna is packed nowadays in small plastic packets, already pounded or crushed. Maldive fish is used in a number of Sri Lankan dishes, sometimes retaining its strong flavor as
the main ingredient.
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Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
Ingredients for Maasi Sambal
Onions are considered a basic ingredient or the foundation of Indian cooking and are used to make any gravy, curry, or bhuna dish. The flavour and aroma of onion transforms any ordinary dish into a mouthwatering and delectable one.
Lemon juice is a common cooking and baking ingredient. It imparts a
bright, citrusy flavour to both savoury and sweet dishes. With a low
pH, it is one of the most acidic natural ingredients available,
providing structure to jams and jellies and aiding in the proper rise of
Maasi | Maldive fish
Dried fish which is predominant in this recipe.
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Maasi Sambal Recipe | Maldive Fish Sambal | Coconut Sambal Recipe
- Maasi - 100 grams already pounded
- Coconut - 1.5 cup grated
- Oil - ¼ cup
- Garlic - 3 clove crushed
- Curry leaves a handful
- Onion or shallot - 1 large chopped
- Salt to taste
- Lemon juice - 2 tblspn
- Mix coconut and masi together. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and curry leaves.
- Add in onion and cook that for a min.
- Add the masi and coconut mix. Saute this on low heat for 10 mins or so, till the mix gets crispy.
- Add salt to taste.
- Now take it off the heat and add lemon juice. Mix well.
- Serve with rice, appam or idiyappam.
Maasi Sambal Step by Step
|I used this fresh masi, it is already pounded into flakes..If you only have a large piece of masi,
then pound it using a mortar and pestle
Awesome recipe Aarthi
what is to be added to make it spicy? Chillies or chilly powder??
u can add chopped green chillies
Add 4-5 green chillies and grind along with coconut
Can i use it while travelling, i need to know how much days will it last ?
If no then tell me any alternative to do so.
roast the coconut really well till the moisture evaporates. so it will last for a while. It can stay good for 2 to 3 days
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