Anchovies Fish is a small salt water fish commonly found in scattered areas throughout the world's oceans and Dried Anchovies, known in Tamil as Nethili karuvadu. Anchovies are rich in healthy protein, essential vitamins (vitamin E and D) and minerals (calcium and selenium). Anchovies are also a good source of heart friendly polyunsaturated fatty acids because it can help lower the cholesterol level and reduce the risk of heart disease. Dried Anchovies Fish Nethili karuvadu Varuval is a popular and spicy recipe in South India.
150 gm Nethili karuvadu
2 tsp Red chili powder
1 Green chilly
½ tsp Turmeric powder
Salt for taste
4 tsp Oil
Clean and wash the Anchovies / Nethili karuvadu.
In a pan add Oil for fry and add Nethili karuvadu (Anchovies), Turmeric powder, 1½ tsp Red chili powder and salt. Fry well for few minutes till the Nethili karuvadu (Anchovies) cook and like crispy.
In a separate fry pan add Oil and finely chopped Onion with Green chili, ½ tsp Red chili powder and Chopped tomato; fry until the onion become transparent. Finally add Nethili karuvadu (Anchovies) mixture and fry for 2 more minutes.
Spicy and tasty Dried Anchovies Fish Fry / Nethili karuvadu Varuval ready
Serve hot with any Rice variety.