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Nethili Meen Masala Recipe - Anchovies Masala Recipe

Aarthi
Delicious and spicy anchovies fish curry which taste so delicious and is pretty easy to make as well. This curry taste amazing with plain steamed rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Aarthi

Ingredients
  

FOR MASALA:

  • Coriander Seeds - 3 tblsp
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies - 6
  • Onion - 1 large chopped
  • Tomato - 2 chopped
  • Garlic - 6 cloves

FOR GRAVY:

  • Coconut Oil - ¼ cup
  • Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves a handful
  • Onion - 1 chopped
  • Brinjal - 1 chopped
  • Tamarind - 1 small lemon size
  • Water as needed
  • Anchovies / Nethili - ½ kg

Instructions
 

  • Heat little oil in a pan. Add coriander seeds and cumin and fry for a min. Add in chillies and mix well.
  • Add in onions and tomatoes and saute for 5 mins. Cool and grind till smooth.
  • Heat oil in a pot. Add in mustard, cumin and curry leaves.
  • Add in onions and saute for 2 mins.
  • Add in ground masala and saute for 2 mins. Add brinjal and mix well.
  • Add in tamarind water, salt and bring it to a boil.
  • Simmer for 10 mins.
  • Add anchovies and simmer for 5 mins.
  • Add curry leaves and serve
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