Tuesday, February 5, 2013



  1. Netholi/Anchovies( cleaned)-  250 gm
  2. Curry leaves- 2 to 3 sprigs
  3. Oil for frying

For masala

  1. Kashmiri chili powder- 2 tsp
  2. Coriander powder-1 1/2 tsp
  3. Black pepper powder-1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  4. Fennel powder- 1 pinch
  5. Ginger-crushed-1/2 " piece
  6. Garlic-crushed-3 cloves
  7. Curry leaves- few
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Water-as required


  • Combine all the ingredients for the masala to form a thick paste.Mix anchovies with this masala paste and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves ,let it splutter.
  • Now add anchovies and shallow fry ,turning once in between until done.( you can also deep fry anchovies on a medium flame ,if desired)

Note:Adjust the spice level  according to your taste.
For best results use coconut oil.

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