Netholi Fry / Fried Anchovies


250 gm netholi fish / anchovies, cleaned
1 tbsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
2 sprigs curry leaves
oil, as required for frying


  1. In a bowl, add chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, salt and little water and make a thick paste.
  2. Add the cleaned fish and curry leaves into this paste and marinate well and keep it aside for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the marinated fish at medium flame (in batches) till both sides are done. Serve with rice…

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