Step 1: Make a smooth paste of fresh red powder, turmeric powder, tamarind paste, salt and little water.
Step 2: Add this paste to dry anchovies.
Step 3: Mix well and marinate for atleast 15-20 minutes.
Step 4: Heat a wok, add 3-4 tablespoons of oil.
Step 5: When hot, add the marinated anchovies and fry until crispy golden brown.
Step 6: Serve with cooked rice to steam, Rasam and Sambar.