Dry Anchovies fry (Nethili fry)

Anchovies are always my favorite, either as fresh fish or in dried form. Curd rice or Rasam
rice with this spicy anchovies / Nethili Karuvadu fry is a great combo. It is a super easy
recipe and can be prepared in just 10 – 15 minutes. Adding fresh curry leaves gives extra
flavor to this anchovies fry. This dried anchovies can also used to prepare kuzhambu or
anchovies thokku. Everything tastes great.


Dry nethili fish - 200grm
Chilli powder - 2tsp
Coriander powder - 2tsp
Turmeric powder - 2tsp
Curry leaves
Oil for frying
Salt for taste


1. Wash dry fish thoroughly about 8 to 10 times. So that soil from fish and head part will be removed properly. Having head part is absolutely good. But somebody do not like. Today I am cooking with head.

2. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and enough salt with fish and keep aside for 20 to 25 minutes.

3. Fry these fish mix in the oil well batch by batch.

4. At last batch, fry curry leaves and put all the fish fries together and mix well.

5. Now Nethili dry fish is ready.

These Nethili fry is very good with water rice, rasam rice, curd rice. We could have this fries as snack as well. Try this recipe and post your comments and suggestions below. Thanks.

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