Spicy anchovis/nethallu curry

Main Dish
2 servings
10 min
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Anchovies/ Nethallu - 1 cup

Onions- half onion, finely chopped

Green Chillis - 3

Red Pepper With shrimp paste - 2 teaspoons

Oil - 2 teaspoons

Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoons

Chillis powder - 1 teaspoon

Lemon - 1/2 (for decoration and serving)

Pinch of salt


  • Remove the heads of the fish, clean fish in water and keep it aside.
  • Add chilli powder turmeric and little salt, mix well and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions, chillis and fry til they are brown color.
  • Add the red pepper shrimp paste to it and mix well (make sure yoou dont fry it more else it will blacken fast).
  • Immediately add the fish and fry it for 4 minutes and add 1/2cup water and kep the lid.
  • Within 5 minutes gravy thickens and the fish becomes soft too. Switch of the flame and serve it.
  • Can be served along with onions and lemon with rice.


Spicy Anchovis/Nethallu Curry, photo 1Spicy Anchovis/Nethallu Curry, photo 2


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