Tuesday 25 February 2014

Anchovies Fish Fry / Nethili Fish Fry / Nethili Meen Varuval / நெத்திலி மீன் வறுவல்

Here a is crispy and tasty treat for Fish Lovers - Nethili Fish Fry!  Even beginners can try this recipe; cleaning process is also easy.


Nethili fish - 250 grams
Red chilli powder - 1 to 1½ tsp (Adjust according to your spice level)
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 or 2 sprigs
Oil - for shallow frying


Wash and clean the fish pieces and pat dry.

Take a bowl; add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and salt along with fish.

Mix everything and allow to marinate at least for an hour.

Before frying, add the rice flour and mix well.

Heat oil in a flat bottom pan, add some curry leaves and place the fish.

Turn the fish in between to cook both sides evenly (Do this in a medium flame).

Serve hot as a starter or accompaniment to rice with fish curry (Meen kulambu); even with rasam it is delicious!

Check my other fish recipes too.

Chettinad Fish Curry
Tandoori Fish / Baked Fish using Tandoori Masala


  1. Yummy tasty fish fry My Favorite with Rasam.

  2. love this fish fry with hot rice...

  3. Wow..this looks absolutely yummy dear :) Very tasty and crispy !!

  4. Mouthwatering here, nethili fry and rasam is my all time favourite combo.

    1. Same pinch, ennakum nethili fry with rasam combo romba pidikum. those nethilis looks very fresh, ippo thaan pichamathri, good one Poornima!

  5. Yummy ....with rasam it will taste awesome

  6. Awesome with (Tadka) Curd-rice.......!

  7. படிக்கும்போதே சாப்பிட்ட திருப்தி.நன்றி.


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