Friday, February 5, 2010

Netholi/Chooda Porichathu or Smelt/Anchovy Fry

Today I am going to share you the Netholi fry recipe. I have already posted the Netholi peera....If u are not ready to prepare the curry or peera using smelt just try this fry. Its quiet simple and also the fried netholi is really tasty with rice..If you r buying the frozen fish just wash it with the lemon juice. This netholi fry is my husband's favorite, so its a common one in our menu... 
Netholi : 20 nos 
Pearl onion/big Onion -15 nos /1/2 portion  
Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp 
Chili Powder : 2 tsp 
Ginger : a small size(optional) 
Sat - to taste 
  1. dice the onion into small pieces (you skip this step if it is pearl onion).
  2. Crush the onion & Ginger and mix it with turmeric powder chili powder           and salt. 
  3. Marinate the netholi with the paste. Keep it aside for 30minutes-1 hour.. 
  4. Heat oil in  a pan.  In the hot oil add the netholi and fry it for 4 to 5          minute per side until the fish is nicely browned. If u like to use the           oven method for frying the fish just check the  Fish Fry -Oven Method blog for details.
The mouth watering Netholi porichathu is ready to serve...Have it with rice, if u add any side curry like sambar ,veg curry the meal would be super.. 
Points to ponder 

  • Do not add water while grinding the mix.. 
  • Use peal onion; It gives more taste to the dish 
  • If you like Black Pepper, use it instead of Chili powder 
  • Ginger is good for digestion so better to include it

3 Said:

Malar Gandhi said...

I like nethili meen porichadhu as well...too good with rasam rice:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

wow, this looks fantastic, slurp, slurp, I'm drooling over it!! looks hot & delicious!!!

Suhaina said...

Looks super yummy.

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