Sardine Thoran - Indian Spiced Sardines

Sardine Thoran

  • Author: My Heart Beets
  • Yield: 2-3 1x


This stir-fry is my favorite way to eat sardines! The spices and coconut help mask the strong fishy flavor of sardines. Even if you’re not typically a fan of sardines, give this thoran a try. You can also use canned tuna in place of the sardines.



  1. Melt coconut oil in a pan over medium heat, then add mustard seeds.
  2. Once they begin to splutter, add the onions, garlic, ginger, serrano pepper and curry leaves. Mix well and after 2 minutes, add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Increase the heat to mediumhigh heat and stirfry for 5 minutes.


  • You can find finely shredded coconut in the freezer aisle of any Indian grocery store.