Dry fish fry / nethili karuvadu fry

Main Dish
2 servings
5 min
5 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
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


  • 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 and marinate for minimum 30 minutes.
  • Now take a pan and pour 4 tablespoons 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.





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