May 9, 2017

Nethili Meen Varuval | Fried Anchovies !!


Nethili neen is my favourite small variety fish which taste good either in curry or fried preparations.  Fresh or frozen fish can be used for this dish, but fresh is the best.  I like to add little rice flour for crispy texture.  This recipe which can be tailor made to your family preference.  Try and enjoy !!!


Ingredients :
  1. Anchovy / Nethili Meen - 250 gms
  2. Oil for  shallow frying
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  5. Tamarind extract - 1/2 tsp
  6. Rice flour - 1 tbsp
  7. A pinch of turmeric powder
  8. Curry leaves

Method :

1.   Clean the fish and remove the head part.  

2.   Mix and marinate the fish with red chilly powder, tamarind pulp, rice flour, salt, curry leaves and turmeric powder for 30 mins.

3.   Heat oil in the pan, shallow fry the marinated fishes till crispy and brown.  


Serve warm.

Note :

1.  Don't overcook the fish.  It becomes very tough.

2.  This can be deep fried too.



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