Oct 5, 2012

நெத்திலி மீன் வறுவல் / Nethili Meen Fry / Fried Masala Coated Anchovies

Hai Guys…Hope everyone started planning for your weekends..I too have lots of plans for it, Actually my hubby's b'day is in this weekend. I have some secret plans for it, I have already purchased his gifts. I am planning to make a special tart for his b'day, since he is not that crazy for cakes. I will post the pictures of it once we are done with it..

And one more important thing don't tell my hubby about this ok..

Now coming to the recipe, this is one of hubby's favorite recipe. Fried anchovies which are coated in a spicy masala. These are perfect for appetizer or even as a side dish for rice and rasam. I already have anchovy avial  in my blog. Hope you will like this one..Happy Weekend Guys..


Fresh Anchovy / Nethili Meen - 25
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 2 tsp or to taste
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn
Egg - 3 tblspn
Rice Flour - 1 tblspn


Take fresh anchovies and clean them well. Now put them in a bowl.

Add salt, turmeric, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, rice flour, egg, lemon juice to it.

Mix them well and let it marinate for 30 mins.

Now heat oil for deep frying.

Drop these fish in hot oil and fry till golden.

Drain them in paper towel.

Serve hot with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Take all your ingredients
Clean your fresh anchovy fish and take them in a bowl
add ginger garlic paste to it
add chilli, turmeric and salt to it
add rice flour
few tblspn of egg
add some lemon juice to it
and mix well
let this marinate for 30 mins..
Now heat oil for deep frying
add the fish pieces in and fry for a couple of mins
drain them and serve


  1. oh wow...Looks divine for me...Love to grab them:)

  2. Looks crispy..but how to ensure that it got coked inside

  3. @సిరిAnchovies don't take much time to cook,they will just take few mins to cook.

  4. hai aarthi
    now only i saw your blogspot.
    your recipes are yummy. i tried some of your recipes.
    i tried your rava dosa. my son like very much.
    i saw your tomato pachadi.
    which main dish it will be good?

  5. love this crispy anchovies fry, my fav...looks tempting and yummy.

  6. @suthirecipeIt goes well with any spicy gravy like vathakulambu.

  7. Hi Aarthi really its an awesome receipe, my hubby liked it a lot

  8. Thanks for the recipe and the pictures. It helped me to refresh my memory of doing this. Your pictures look great. Keep going.

  9. The whole fry was finished within a few minutes... thanks for the recipe..

  10. Hi dear, am planning to make this tomorrow plz tell the role of egg in this recipe.Thanks in advance. I made ur chettinad fish gravy it came out so good.

  11. @Anonymousit binds the mix and makes it crispy

  12. Hi can dried anchovies be used instead of fresh ones????...TIA

  13. @ aarthi: Really yur dishes r awesome n I'm yur follower, even baby receipe n veg n non veg... Superb. Easy cooking learnt from u n tasty dishes..thank u.. Keep going.. Yur talent s really.good.


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