Nethili Karuvadu Thokku

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Dried fish is nutrient rich one.
4.50 from 2 votes
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Asian, Chettinad, Homestyle Cooking, Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 3


  • Nethili Karuvadu dry fish – 15 to 20 nos. nethili karuvadu
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped big â
  • 1 cup Tomato finely chopped â
  • 1/4 leaves Coriander chopped â
  • 2 tsp Red Chili Powder â
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Powder â
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder â
  • 1/4 cup Water â
  • 3 tbsp Refined Oil or oil sesame oil â or as needed
  • 1 tsp Mustard â
  • 4 Red Chillies dry â nos
  • 1-2 leaves Curry â


  • 1. Soak dried nethili dry fish in tap water for 15 mins and rinse well for 2 to 3 times. Remove the head part for all the fish and was again for two times and keep aside.
  • 2. Chop onions and tomatoes finely and set ready to make thokku.
  • 3. Heat a kadai, pour oil, once it heated well, add mustard, curry leaves and red chilies. Then add chopped onions, saute for 2 mins or till it turns transparent.
  • 4. Then add tomatoes and sprinkle little salt over it. Cook for 5 mins or until it becomes pickle like consistency.Cook covered to reduce the time of cooking.
  • 5. Then add the spice powders like red chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.
  • 6. Stir for 1 min and add ¼ cup of water, after it starts boiling, add the washed dry anchovies.
  • 7. Cook covered and medium flame for 7 mins. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking at the base.
  • 8. Once it reaches thokku consistency, add chopped coriander leaves and turn off the flame.

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Ranjani Raj
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