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Friday, 20 September 2013

Nethili Karuvadu Thokku

Dry Anchovies Semi gravy

This is one of my favorite side dish, but i make it vey rarely because of cleaning processes.
Yes, we rarely get the good quality Anchovies, as it is dried in sea shore sand and there will be more sand sticking to it which, makes our cleaning process bit tedious...i  love to have it with sambar rice or curd rice.
Dried Anchovies / Nethili - 15 to 20 nos.
Onion - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 1 tbsp.
mustard - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 3 tsp
salt to taste.
Soak Dry Anchovies in warm water for some time, it will get soften and now it will be easy to remove head and tail part, wash well so that the sand will get off.
you can even split the anchovies in butterfly shape to remove the center bone its optional.
Heat a pan, oil it and temper with mustard, curry leaves and add onion and sauté well.
Add tomatoes and sauté until it get mashed.
Add turmeric, chilly powder and coriander powder and salt.
Pour 1/2 cup of water and allow to cook well.
Now add the cleaned Anchovies to the gravy.
In a sim heat allow the Anchovies to get cook well and switch off to serve.

Also i am sending this to Side Dish Mela event @ Srivalli's place


  1. mouth watering... Had karuvadu long back...

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  3. i love pickles..this is really tempting..


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