Sunday, July 5, 2015

Nethili Karuvadu Thokku | Nethilli Thokku | Anchovies dry fish thokku | Sunday Special Recipe

Nethilli Thokku

Nethilli Karuvadu Thokku or Nethilli Thokku is a easy thokku which I prepared last sunday. I want to finish the Anchovies / Nethilli, which I brought from India. I usually prepare the Nethilli Karuvadu fry or Nethilli sambal, but this time I want to try this thokku as the side dish for rice as well as for the chappathi.

You can try different fish recipes below
Masala Fish Fry
Vaalai Karuvadu Fry
Anchovies Fish Fry
Andhra Style Fish Fry
Kerala Style Pomfret Fry

 Nethilli Karuvadu Thokku

Nethili Karuvadu Thokku

Preparation time: 15 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

I. Marination
Anchovies / Nethili Karuvadu Thokku - 150gms
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeic powder - 2 pinch
Salt - 1 pinch (see notes)

II. For Gravy (Thokku)
Onion - 2 (chopped lengthwise)
Tomato - 2 (chopped nicely)
Garlic - 6 to 8
Dry red chillies - 2 to 3
Tamarind extract - from 1 lemon size tamarind
Curry leaves - few
Fenugreek seeds - a pinch
Mustard seeds - a pinch
Fenugreek + Dry chillies powder - 1 tsp (See Notes)
Jaggery - 1 tsp (Optional)
Coriander leaves - for garnishing


1. Soak the tamarind for 10 min and extract the juice.

2. Wash the anchovies dry fish and soak it in water for 10 min.

3. Remove the head and pat dry.
4. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, little salt and turmeric powder.

5. In a small kadai or pan, add the oil and when hot, add the fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds. Add the dry chilli and the curry leaves.
6. Add the onion, garlic. Saute them for a while.
7. Add the Tomato and saute it.

8. Add the tamarind extract.

9. Add the anchovies now.
10. Add little water and let it cook.

11. Add the chilli and fenugreek powder.
12. Add little jaggery or sugar. (this step is purely optional)
13. When the gravy thickens, switch off the stove and garnish with coriander leaves.

14. Serve the Nethili karuvadu thokku with rice.
Nethilli Thokku

Yummy Nthilli karuvadu thokku is ready.

1. Adding jaggery or sugar is purely optional.
2. Dry fry 2 dry chillies and fenugreek to light brown colour and grind to a coarse paste. (Check this Tomato thokku recipe for this preparation).

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Indian style Salmon Fish Fry | Salmon Fish Fry | Easy Fish Fry Recipes | Sunday special recipes

salmon fish fry

Indian style salmon fish fry is yet another easy n tasty recipe. I never tried salmon in India. After coming to Singapore, I tasted the salmon fish with brown sauce sauce for dinner at a restaurant. It was so delicious and I loved the taste.
So I wanted to prepare my own Indian style Salmon fish. This is very easy to prepare and tastes great. Let's see how to make it.

You can check the other fish recipes below

Indian Style Salmon Fish Fry

Preparation time: 5min + 1 hr soaking time | Cook Time: 15 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Salmon fish - 4 pieces
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/5 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Olive oil for frying


1. Wash the salmon and pat dry.

2. Marinate the fish with chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, pepper and lemon juice and ginger garlic paste. 

3. Let it rest for 1 hr to 2 hr. 

4. Now add oil in a pan and fry the fish on both sides until they turn light Brown on both the sides. 
5. Remove from the pan, when ready. 

Yummy Indian style Salmon Fish Fry is ready

Indian Style Salmon Fish Fry

Yummy Salmon Fish fry in Indian Style is ready to be served...

1. Frying in Olive oil, gives richer taste. You can also fry in cooking oil.
2. The mentioned spices can be adjusted according to your spice level.
3. Squeeze little lemon juice before serving, gives a nice tangy taste. But it is purely optional.

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