Anchovies/Netholi Peera


 1/2 kg netholi /anchovies
 1 cup grated coconut
 4 green chillies
 1 small piece ginger
 6 cloves garlic
 1/2  tsp chilly powder
 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
 1 lemon size tamarind
 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
 curry leaves
 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  2 tbsp oil


  1. Cut and clean the anchovies/ netholi. Cook it with chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt in cup water.
  2. Crush together grated coconut, green chillies, ginger, garlic, tamarind, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Then add the crushed coconut mixture and cooked anchovies, mix it well. 
  4. Cover and cook in low flame for few minutes. Then cook it uncovered till all the water evaporates out from it.  Serve hot with rice..



  1. Njaan ithu vare undaakkaatha saadanam aanu ithu….I will give it a try wen i get hold of soem nic efish…here saikka hates all small fish, so will try using sone big fish!…Saw teh chemmeen curry…looks better than mine…:)

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