Feb 7, 2013

Dried Sardine Fry / Karuvadu Fry / Dry Fish Fry

This is my first ever recipe with dried fish, that i have cooked. Recently discovered that hubby loves fish in any form, even if it is dried. Couple weeks back he bought these packet of dried fish for me to cook. I have never cooked with it before, so decided to fry it. 

Couple of things you should remember while dealing with dried fish is, you should clean it really really well and also you should be very careful while adding salt. Since the fish is salted already i went easy on the salt. As a last touch i sauted some onions, curry leaves in the fried oil and squeeze some lemon juice in. Hubby loved it a lot.

Preparation Time : 25 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves - 2 to 3


Dried Fish ( Any Fish) - 12
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt a pinch 
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice - half a lemon + 1 tblspn
Onion - 1 sliced
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Oil for shallow frying


Take the dry fish and soak them in water for 20 mins. Now clean them well to remove excess salt and dirt.

Mix that with chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice.

Heat oil and add in the fish. Fry it for 5 mins on either side till it is cooked and golden.

Now remove them to a plate. In the remaining oil, add in onions, curry leaves and saute for a min.

Squeeze in 1 tblspn of lemon juice and mix well.

Spoon this over the fried fish and serve with rice.

Take your dried fish
add them to a bowl
cover with water and let them soak
now wash and clean them well
take all the remaining ingredients
mix them well
heat oil
add the fish pieces in
and fry till golden..remove them to a plate
in the remaining oil
add in onions and curry leaves
squeeze in some lemon juice
spoon this over the fish


  1. Dear Aarthi
    How are you ?
    Wonderful recipe ..I love salted , dried sardines. Will try your recipe. I have brought some dried sardines from Odisha
    have a nice weekend

  2. My all time favorite curry.Love the dried fish curry.But missing USA.

  3. Mouthwatering and crispy sardines fry.

  4. First time on your blog and loved your recipes ... following you , do visit my blog too when you have time.

  5. They look amazing Arathi; missed your posts. Just catching up on the rest. :-)

  6. nice recipes

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