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Kerala netholi(Anchovy)fish curry

Nilofar abulhasan
30 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Kerala netholi(Anchovy)fish curry RECIPE

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Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • South Indian
  • Boiling
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Netholi (Anchovy )fish 500gms
  2. tomatoes finely chopped 1nos
  3. Green chillies 4 to 5 nos
  4. turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  5. salt to taste
  6. Tamrind juice 1/2 cup
  7. For coconut paste mixture:
  8. coconut shredded 1cup
  9. shallots peeled and chopped 4 to 5 nos
  10. Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
  11. For Tempering:
  12. shallots finely chopped 4 to 6nos
  13. Meethi seeds (fenugreek seeds) 1/2tsp
  14. Curry leaves 2 to 4 strands


  1. Take a deep vessel and add tamarind juice tomatoes and green chillies all together to it and keep over high flame and cook till tomatoes and green chillies are well cooked
  2. Meanwhile take a mixer jar and add coconut,shallots and fennel seeds and grind well by adding water little by little as required to make a fine paste
  3. Now add fish to tamarind juice mixture and boil it well and add the coconut mixture to it and wait till the first boil starts
  4. When it starts to boil off the flame and keep aside
  5. Now heat a kadai and add coconut oil to it and heat well
  6. Now add methi seeds and shallots and curry leaves and fry well and add to the fish curry
  7. Now serve it hot in a bowl with rice or chapatti.

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Preeti Gurung
Preeti Gurung   Feb-16-2017

Nice anchovy recipe dear! Thanks

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