Thursday, March 14, 2013

How to make Spicy Fried Anchovies / Nethili Varuval / Spicy Anchovies / Anchovies Recipes / step by step:

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Today’s recipe is  Spicy  fried  Anchovies.  Spicy & delicious Anchovies was really an addictive dish among seafood lovers.!!
This is one of my favorite recipe. I love anchovies & I love them deep-fried, crunchy & extra salty. 
I made this last week and it was really delicious.  Its also very easy to make, usually under 15 mins. We had this as a side dish with fragrant   coconut  milk  rice.  
Here’s a simple way to make fried and  spicy  special  Anchovies..!
·         Dried Anchovies            - 2 cups
·         Turmeric pwd                - ¼ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd              - 1 ½ tsp
·         Salt                              - as required
·         Oil                                - 2 tbsp
·         Curry leaves                  - 8 to 10
1.     Clean the dried anchovies.
2.     Soak them in warm water for at least 30 mins.
3.     Wash well with cold water three times.
4.     Drain completely on paper towel or dry till they’re completely dry.
5.     Add turmeric pwd and red chilly pwd to it.
6.     Dried anchovies can be very salty, so add very lttle salt.
7.     Mix well and set aside for 10 mins.
8.     Heat cooking oil in a fry pan.
9.     Lower heat and add the fresh curry leaves.
10.  Toss for few seconds.
11.  Add the marinated anchovies and increase the heat for one minute.
12.  Lower heat and keep stirring gently, once a while.
13.  Drizzle oil to the sides and fry until almost crispy & brown.
14.  Turn off heat and wait till it slightly cools down.
15.  Crunchy  &  spicy  anchovies are ready..!
16.  Serve with steamed rice and other dishes, it will sure be a hit !
17.  It can be stored in air-tight containers for upto 2 to 3 days.
Similar Recipes: 

·         Chettinad Fish Curry

·         Nethili Fry

·         Spicy Nethili Fish Fry

·         South Indian Fish Fry

·         Karuvadu Kuzhambu

·         Eral Meen Kuzhambu


  1. Been ages i had this spicy fried anchovies, love love that platter, i want some rite now.

  2. Looks superb although I am not a big fan of them still love your preparation

  3. Looks very crispy and delicious.

  4. Great crispy look with lovely aromatics...

  5. Crispy , crunchy and am sure very tasty!

  6. looks crispy n spicy....nice clicks

  7. I'll die for this all time...

  8. lovely crispy and spicy anchovies...

  9. Interesting and yummy .

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  10. hi jay, looks like the tastiest anchovies in town. love the color too. have a nice day

  11. yummy this fry, Jay!
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  12. I'm not sure how I'd feel about anchovies, Jay, but your beautiful photos and description tempt me.

  13. Fabulous, delicious fry...lovely clicks

  14. Wow... I want some right now...!!!

  15. Wow... I want some right now...!!!

  16. This is a very new recipe for me. Anchovies look super delicious. I will try out soon :)


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