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Anchovies are called Nethili in Tamil. These are tini tiny fishes edible both in fresh and dried form. The dried ones are called Nethili Karuvaadu, which I've used for this recipe, coated with masala and pan fried until crisp.
Fresh Anchovies can be found in regular grocery markets under tinned foods packed with salt and preservatives. These can be used for kuzhambu preparations.
This is a small fish with small bones. You can even eat the bones of this dish. That bones makes the dish tastier i think.
Here in US, you can get frozen nethili or canned anchovies. I got frozen Nethili fish from an Indian store and tried this Nethili fry. We like it very much.. Here comes the recipe for Nethili fry.
English — Anchovies
Tamil — Nethili/ Nethali