Tuesday, 8 July 2014

I know its been a very long time I posted something, I was bugged up with lots of things still, I would manage to post but not regularly, I request my readers to kindly bare with that and provide your incredible support as always. Though I haven't posted anything for a while, everyday my readers count was high and stable, I thank you for that and this encourages me to develop my blog even in my busy schedule.This time I came with a recipe which is famous with most of the non vegetarians, I personally love this recipe and my hubby too. Its been a very long time I had the anchovies fry, as I had hard time in finding it in seafood shops. 

The cleaning is very simple but its a little more than the usual time for cleaning the fish, because of its size and the quantity you buy, just peel off the head and then make a slit with a knife near its neck and pull out all its intestine parts and its done. After its all peeled make sure you wash with rock salt(kalluppu) to remove any mud in it. You could make this with either frozen or the fresh fish, but my first choice would be the fresh ones.You are all set to make it and its very simple to make too. Here you go with the ingredients.


  • Nethili Meen/Anchovies- 1 lb/ 1/2 Kg
  • Chili Powder- 1 1/2 Tsp
  • Coriander Powder- 1 Tspn
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/4 Tspn
  • Fenugreek Powder- 2 Pinches
  • Small Onion chopped- 3
  • Curry Leaves- Few
  • Ginger Garlic Paste- 1/2 Tspn
  • herbs(optional)- 1/2 Tspn
  • Pepper Powder- 1/2 Tspn
  • Lime Extract- 1 Tspn
  • Salt- To Taste
  • Coconut Oil- To Shallow Fry


  • Marinate the fish with all the ingredients except oil and keep it for at least 40 minutes.
  • In a pan, pour little oil(just for shallow fry), arrange all the anchovies and fry it flipping it both the sides.
  • Serve hot with rice.


"If you want to make the fish more crispy then allow the fish to fry for more time in the oil.

Adjust the chili powder as per your spice level.

Adding herbs is optional however it gives a good aroma to the recipe.

Adding curry leaves will give extra taste for the recipe. Frying it in coconut oil is your choice however, it would be the best for this recipe."



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