Sardine Bhorta

Slice Onions and Green Chili

Canned Sardines

My mother used to make bhorta’s out of pretty much anything while I was growing up in New England.  This was especially the case during the winter months, and I’m not quite sure why, but perhaps she did it to warm her soul or it was just something quick, and easy to make.  Anyway, the Sardine Bhorta was a favorite and a weekly staple in our family similar to how the Aloo Bhorta is to other Bengali familes.

Sardine Bhorta

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: N/A
Serves: 2


  • 1 Season Brand Canned Skinless & Boneless Sardines in Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion/Shallot (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Green Chili Peppers (Diced)
  • A pinch of Salt


  1. Slice Onions and Green Chili
  2. In a Medium Bowl, add Onions, Green Chili Peppers, Salt & Sardines (add all the olive oil from the can, do not throw out the oil)
  3. Mix all ingredients well with your hand
  4. Serve as a side dish with White Rice


If you don't have or don't want to use green chili peppers you can substitute with a pinch of crushed black peppercorns.

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