Sardinhas a Portuguesa

Sardinhas a Portuguesa Goa


1 kg Sardines (medium size)

350 ml strained tomatoes

3 ½ tablespoon olive oil

3 kashmiri chilies (broken in half)

1 large onion finely chopped

1 large tomato finely chopped

¼ teaspoon pepper powder

1 tablespoon vinegar

150ml water

Salt to taste

3 Crushed garlic (optional)

*** Tomato puree too can be used if strained tomatoes are not available



1. Clean the fish, apply salt and set aside.


2. Take a pressure cooker add the onion and chopped tomato.


3. Arrange the sardines on top of the onion and tomato.

Sardinhas a Portuguesa - Sardines

4. Add the Strained tomatoes, pepper, vinegar, olive oil, chilies and water.

5. At this point add garlic – if you are using.

Sardinhas a Portuguesa - Sardines

6. Check salt to taste.

7. Cover and keep the pressure cooker on very low flame and cook for 1 hour 10 minutes.

8. Now turn off the gas and let the steam out.

9. Your sardines are ready to serve ( with soft bone ).

Sardinhas a Portuguesa - Sardine - Goan Sardine

10. This dish always taste better the next day.

Sardinhas a Portuguesa - Goan Sardines

*** Sardines should be medium size this is the right size.

***The flame should be low to avoid the sardines from getting burnt.

Sardinhas a Portuguesa - Goan Sardines - Sardines


Enjoy life, it’s delicious.



One Comment Add yours

  1. Loretta says:

    Love this curry, will definitely have to give it a try 🙂


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