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Nethili Maangai Kuzhambu Recipe

Spicy nethili maangai kuzhambu is a spicy coconut based fish curry which goes well with rice or roti.
3.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 468 kcal


  • 500 grams Anchovies | Nethili Fish
  • 2 cups Fresh Coconut
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 6 no Dry red chillies
  • 5 no Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Tamarind lemon size
  • 1 Raw mango peeled and sliced
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 handful Curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds


  • Grind coconut, dry chillies, turmeric, green chillies, cumin seeds together to a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard, cumin, fenugreek and curry leaves.
  • Add in mango and mix well.
  • Add in tamarind water and mix well. Boil for 2 mins.
  • Add in coconut masala and mix well.
  • Add in fish and mix gently.
  • Cook covered for 5 to 7 mins.
  • Serve


  • Instead of green chillies, you can use dry red chillies.
  • If you are not using raw mangoes, use more tamarind. 
  • I used anchovies, you can use any fish as you prefer.
Nutrition Facts
Nethili Maangai Kuzhambu Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 751mg21%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 669IU13%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword anchovies, raw mango
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