Monday, 28 January 2013

No wonder if someone starves for a karuvadu curry who lives in the places where they don’t sell it, even I did when I came here :) but somehow I would say unfortunate, I gotta cook this as I bought this when me and BF visited to Texas sometime, there after I got a chance to get dry anchovies in many Vietnam and Chinese stores. When iam writing this, my memories are with my Ammuma(Grandma) who makes this and serve for me whenever I visit her place with Kappa. Iam sure to say no other dishes can beat with that taste. There are many recipes with dry fish which I will be posting it whenever I get update from my Ammuma :).. I really miss her and wish I could meet her for this Onam and iam proud to say that this is from her cookbook.

  • Dry Anchovies-1/2 Kg
  • Onion- 1 small
  • Tomato-1 nos
  • Green chillies-3 nos
  • Dry red chillies-2 nos
  • Chili Powder- 2 Tspn
  • Coriander Leaves- 1 Tspn
  • Turmeric Powder- half Tspn
  • Garlic pieces- 3 nos
  • Cumin seeds- 1 Tspn
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil- To shallow fry

  • Wash Dry fish pieces in hot water and let it stay in hot water and squeezed lemon for atleast ½ hour to remove the impurities if any and this will remove the smell as well.
  • Grind garlic and cumin seeds to fine paste and keep aside.
  • Marinate the washed dry fish pieces along with the ingredients listed above along with the garlic paste and keep for ½ hour.
  • In a tava, add little oil and fry red chilies, onions and tomato until it becomes translucent, add green chilies
  • Add the marinated anchovies to this and cook without adding water and keep in low flame until it gets dry completely. Transfer into a paper towel to remove excess oil if any.

"You can add the chili powder while adding onion and tomato to give extra spice.

You can try the same method with other type of dry fishes as well."

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