Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nethili Fish Curry/ Anchovies Curry

You will need:

  • ½ cup Nethili fish/ Frozen from Indian store
  • 2 pearl onions / ¼ of red onion
  • 4 garlic pods
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • 3 green chillies
  • ½ cup mango(chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 2 tsp fish masala powder (1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder)
  • tamarind paste to taste if necessary(If the mango is not tangy enough)
  • salt for taste
  • 1 cup water
For tempering:
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 string curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Step 1:

Grind together onions, garlic, green chillies, coconut together to form paste.

Step 2:

Heat 1 cup of water in a pan and add the ground paste into it. Allow it to boil along with fish masala powder and the chopped mango pieces.. When it starts boiling add the nethili fish(anchovies). Don't stir the fish when its getting cooked. Stirring will break the fish.

Allow it to boil for 6 to 10 mins till the fish gets cooked.

Nethili curry with dosa

Step 3:

For tempering heat another pan and add oil in it. When its hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and curry leaves one by one. Pour this on top of the cooked fish curry and mix it gently. Seve it with hot rice or with idli, dosa.


Dahlia said...

wow.... nethili meen... i never knew anchovis was nethili meen though i have seen it many times. will try it today itself. cant wait to eat nethili meen.

Vijitha said...

Dhalika I tried with Indian store Frozen Nethili. Come to NY. I can present you varieties of Indian fishes. Americans use anchovies paste in most of the salads. Canned anchovies are available in American stores. Hope you will love it..

NRIGirl said...

Vijitha: In my experience the anchovies have the bones in them which is very upsetting for the kids. Any ideas how we can remove the 'mullu' with ease prior to cooking?
~ NRIGirl

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