It's been sometime since I've posted a Fish recipe, right? I've seen many people who refuse to eat rice without Fish, be it fry or curry. Are you that kind of person? Then I'm sure you will like this. Honestly I'm not a big fan of fish with bones. I prefer meaty fish, but I guess the flavour quotient is kinda monopolised by the small fish.
Last time when we went home to Kerala, Mummy (Jose's mom) made this. I'm a bit embarrassed to say that's the first time I tasted it. Though I was bit hesitant to try it, I started enjoying it after having one or two pieces. It almost tasted like a fried snack with crunchy texture and a spicy flavour. I thought it's more suited as munchies rather than fish fry ;)
Seeing my enthusiasm Mummy was more than happy to share this recipe. Ok, now I've a second part to this recipe. But for that you need to wait a few days. Meanwhile why dont you try this one?
Btw, any guesses about what the second part will be?
Here is the recipe…
Marinate the cleaned anchovy with chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, rice powder, coconut oil (2 tsp), salt and curry leaves for 10-15 mins…
- 250 gms Cleaned Netholi (Anchovies)
- 2-3 tsp Chilli powder
- 1/2 -1 tsp Pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 - 1.5 tbsp Rice powder
- 2 tsp Coconut oil
- Curry Leaves
- Coconut oil for frying
Marinate the cleaned anchovy with chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, rice powder, coconut oil (2 tsp), salt and curry leaves for 10-15 mins.
Heat oil in a wide pan and add the marinated fish. Fry till both sides are cooked and the fish is crisp and golden brown in colour, 7-8 mins on low-medium flame.