Thursday, 14 August 2014

Nethili Karuvadu Varuval
Dried Anchovies ( heads removed) - 250 gms
Red chilly powder - 1 and 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
Salt to taste
Dried Anchovies Fry
1. Soak the dried anchovies in cold water for 4 to 5 mins, wash couple of times until the anchovies are clean and runs clear. Squeeze anchovies well and place it in a bowl.
2. Make a paste out of red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder,  lemon juice and very little salt.
3. Add this masala paste to anchovies and mix well with fingers, if required sprinkle little water. Marinade for at least 10 minutes.
4. Heat oil in a pan when hot add curryleaves followed by marinated anchovies. Fry anchovies on low heat until dry and crispy. The whole frying process will take about 10 minutes.
Serve Nethili Karuvadu with
Curd rice
Rasam rice

Nethili Fry
Chef's tips
1. You can store the fried anchovies in airtight container in refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.
2. While frying anchovies keep your kitchen windows open and ventilated,  as the pungent smell will fill the room.