Saturday, March 23, 2013

How to make Karuvadu Thokku / Dry Fish Curry / Step by Step:

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Karuvadu Thokku  / dry fish curry is a popular curry recipe of Tamil Nadu.  It tastes very very mouthwateringly delicious.  It is prepared in various different styles, with unique smell and taste.
This dish is one of my MIL’s signature recipe, loved by all of us.
 Try this authentic  Dry Fish Curry recipe and share your comments..:)
·         Karuvadu ( salted Dry Fish)  - 6 to 8 pieces
·         Oil                            - 2 to 3 tbsp
·         Fennel seeds             - 1 tsp
·         Curry leaves             - 1 twig
·         Onion                       - 2
·         Ginger garlic paste    - 1 tbsp
·         Tomato                     - 2
·         Red chilly pwd          - 1 ½ tsp
·         Cumin pwd               - ½ tsp
·         Coriander pwd          - 1 tsp
·         Salt as required                   
1.     Wash and chop the karuvadu to bite-sized pieces.
2.     Soak in warm water for 5 to 10 mins.
3.     Once again wash, drain and set aside.
4.     Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan.
5.     Add the fennel seeds and curry leaves.
6.     Wait to splutter and add chopped onion.
7.     Sauté till they turn golden brown.
8.     Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
9.     Then add the mashed tomatoes and fry till they are done and combined well with the onions.
10.  Now add the red chilly pwd, cumin pwd , very little salt and coriander pwd.
11.  Fry for few minutes.

12.  Now add the karuvadu and fry into the masala prepared.
13.  Add ¼ cup of water and mix well  ( take care the masala doesn’t get burnt at the bottom)
14.  Keep the flame in low-medium and allow the karuvadu to cook completely.  (approx 15 mins )
15.  Stir once in a while by drizzling oil to the sides.
16.  Taste and adjust salt and spices. Saute till it attains dry consistency.
17.  Remove from flame and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

18.  Delicious Karuvadu Thokku / Salted Dry Fish is ready to be served !
19.  It makes a scrumptious combo with sambar, rasam and curd rice
Similar Recipes:
·        Chettinad Karuvadu Kuzhambu
·        Spicy Fried Anchovies
·        Nethili Meen Kuzhambu
·        Deep Fried Anchovies
·        Chettinad Fish Curry
·        South Indian Fish Masala


  1. Love it..!!

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  2. Aiyo...I'm telling you the truth, my mouth is just watering...really missing dry fish..dear..Very tempting clicks..

  3. Hi Jay, this look extremely good and very appetizing. I sure love this, extra rice for me please.!! :))

    Have a wonderful weekend, regards.

  4. Jay, this is extremely appetizing! Cannot resist!

  5. Simply awesome and tempting looking fish curry.

  6. Seriously drooling over the images....finger licking goooddd !!!!

  7. Seriously drooling over the images....finger licking goooddd !!!!

  8. Really tempting recipe..yummy..

  9. wow..tempting and flavorful.

  10. Looks so is a feast in itself.

  11. Delicius!!, I'd like very much the step by step.
    Good day

  12. OMG ! Why do u want to tempt me like this :(

  13. My husband was requesting me to make this but I was not sure of the recipe..but now I can give him a surprise..

  14. Never had it but would love to try it.


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