Nethili Karuvadu/ Dry Anchovies( Cleaned and washed)-250gms
Red chilly powder-2tbsp
Salt to taste( use very less salt as the dry fish is already salted and preserved)
Make a smooth paste out of red chilly powder, turmeric powder, tamarind pulp, salt and little water. Add this paste to dry anchovies, mix well and allow to marinade for atleast 15 to 20 mins. Heat a wok, add 3 to 4 tbsp of oil. When hot add the marinated anchovies and fry till golden brown and crisp. Serve with steamed rice, sambar and rasam.