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Sunday, 8 March 2015


 Kerala Style Meen peera/ Meen peera pattichathu/Anchovies cooked with crushed garlics and coconut /Netholi thoran

Serves :2


Anchovies/netholi -200grams
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

For Crushing

Coconut scrapings-1/2 cup
Garlic - 4-5 pods
Ginger-1 inch piece
Shallots- 5-6
Green chilly-1 -2

For Tempering

Oil- 1 -2 tsp
Mustard seeds
Cambogia/Kudampuli/malabar tamarind/brindle berry-2-3

For Garnishing

Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Coconut oil-1 tsp


1.Clean and wash the anchovies several times and keep aside.Soak the kudampuli in 1/4 cup of water .

2.Crush everything coarsely given under the label 'TO CRUSH '.Keep aside.

3.Place a kadai on the stove top.

4.Heat oil .Once it is hot add in the mustard seeds.Allow them to splutter.

5.Once done add in the crushed mixture and saute for few seconds.

6.Now add in the fish .Just give a mix

7.Add in the kudampuli /mangoes along with water,salt and turmeric powder.Give them a good toss.

8.Cover with a lid and cook till its done.It will take only few minutes.

9.Once done ,check for salt .If it tastes good then add 1 sprig of curry leaves and drizzle a teaspoon of coconut oil and keep it covered till you serve it.

10.Enjoy with steamed rice.

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