Dry fish fry / Nethili Karuvadu Fry

Ingredients :

Dried anchovies  (Nethili ) -- 85 g (3 0z)
GG paste -- 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder -- 1/4 tsp (acc to taste )
Lemon juice -- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- less than 1/4 tsp
Salt -- to taste (very careful while adding salt)
Curry leaves -- 1 sprig
Onion -- slivered -- 1/4 cup
Oil --  to fry

Method :

Remove the heads and clean the dry fish. Now take a seperate bowl and prepare the marination with turmeric powder,red chilli powder, lemon juice,gg paste and salt ( In US, they don add salt in dry fish to preserve , but in India ther will be enuf salt u don have to add  xtra ). Add the dry fish (anchovies ) to the masala nd marinate for minimum 30 minutes. Now take a pan and pour 4 tbsp of oil. Heat the oil in a medium flame and fry the onions and the curry leaves. Now throw in the marinated dried anchovies and fry it in the medium low flame for 5 minutes by stirring then n there.. So that it fries evenly.. and serve,..


  1. I am drooling here.....nice fry.have a pack,need to try it di

  2. Mouthwatering here, just drooling here..love it with hot steaming rasam..

  3. wow...very tempting fry...its making me hungry now..yum yum yum!

  4. sounds n looks wonderful shanavai..:)
    Tasty appetite

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  7. Great nethli fry..Looks crispy and yummm

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  9. looks so tempting... delicious fish fry...

  10. nver have tried like this,this looks yummy.




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