Aug 16, 2016

Dry Fish Thokku Recipe - Karuvadu Thokku Recipe - Dry Fish Curry Recipe

This is a simple recipe which you can make with dry fish. The tangy and spicy masala goes really well with the dry fish and taste amazing.

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Maasi Sambal
Chettinad Nethili Karuvadu Kuzhambu
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Dry Fish Fry

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Recipe Source: Sharmis passions


Oil - 4 tblspn
Dry Fish Pieces - 10
Garlic - 6 cloves chopped
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Green Chillies - 2 chopped
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped finely
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Salt (optional) if needed
Water as needed


Wash and soak dry fish pieces in hot water for 30 mins. Drain and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add in garlic and fry for a min. Add in onion, green chillies and tomatoes and cook that till mushy.

Add in turmeric and chilli powder and mix well.

Add in fish pieces and toss well in the masala. cook this for 5 to 6 mins.

Now add in water and bring it to a boil. Mix well.

Now cook this till it is thickened. Mash it gently so it mixes with the gravy.

Now serve this with rice.

take all your ingredients

wash and soak dry fish in hot water

heat oil in a pan, add garlic

add onions and green chillies

cook till lightly golden

add tomatoes

mix well and cook till it soften up

add turmeric powder

add chilli powder 

mix well

add fish pieces in

mix well and stir fry on high heat for 5 mins

add water

now keep cooking uncovered till everything gets soft

now it is almost done

keep mashing the fish so it incorporates with the masala

now it is all dried up.



  1. mouth watering....i love dry fish..thnx for the recipe

  2. Hi aarathi, I so want to try this out but what karuvad did you use? Is it boneless? If so where can I get it in chennai?

  3. hey Aarthi today i tried this recipe and i loved comes out so gud...


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