Nethili Meen Varuval / Anchovy Fry / Crispy Fried Anchovies / Sardines/ Mathi Meen Varuval / Fish Fry / Nethili Meen / Anchovies
|10 nos||Fresh Anchovies|
|1 tsp||Red Chili Powder|
|1/2 tsp||Coriander Powder|
|1/4 tsp||Turmeric Powder|
|1 tsp||Rice Flour|
|1/4 tsp||Ginger Garlic Paste|
|1/2 cup||Oil (for deep frying)|
|1/4 tsp||Corn Flour/starch (optional)|
First to clean the fish, remove the head by pinching off and if you can remove the guts as well. Wash them thoroughly, strain and set aside.
Marinate the fish with red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, rice flour, ginger garlic paste, salt and water. Let it stay for atleast half hour. (You may include corn flour for extra crispy fry)
Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry them. Make sure the oil is hot enough orelse they will turn soft and start to crumble while frying.
Serve with hot with sambar or rasam sadham.
3 Adult serving. These fishes smell and taste strong, so pls open all the windows while deep frying.
These are fresh anchovies from a local market in Chennai, India. I am vacationing in India right now and enjoying these fabulous home cooked food.