IMG_0517Netholi fish/Anchovi fish  is a very tasty fish .Nethili fish can be used to prepare variety of fish curries.Today i am going to preapre a crispy fish fry using this fish.I have already  uploaded a video of NETHOLI FISH CURRY in my youtube channel .Link will be included in this post.So lets see what all ingredients are required for making this crispy fish fry.


netholi/anchovi fish-20
ginger -medium sized
lemon juice-1 tbsp
curry leaves
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
chilli powder-2tsp
pepper powder-1 tsp
corn flour-1 tbsp
rice flour-1tbsp
oil for deep frying


  • Clean the fish thoroughly .
  • Prepare masala for the fish fry.
  • In a blender jar add shallots,ginger,garlic,lemon juice,curry leaves,chilli powder,turmeric powder,pepper powder.Grind and make a very fine paste adding some water.
  • Once the paste is ready ,we can add enough salt.
  • just before marination add rice flour and corn flour along with the masala.
  • coat fish pieces with prepared masala .
  • once we add corn flour and rice flour no need to keep the marination for longer time.
  • Deep fry the fish pieces with enough oil.I prefer to use coconut oil for this fish fry.Also i would like to add a generous amount of curry leaves to enhance the flavor of fish fry.
  • Now our crispy Netholi fish fry will be ready to serve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  • Instead of lemon juice we can add some vinegar while grinding,which will help the masala to seep in to the fish pieces.
  • Spice level you can adjust as per your tolerance level.
  • Adding fresh curry leaves makes the fish fry even more tastier.
  • Use coconut oil to get the flavor of authentic Kerala fish fry.


Watch detailed video here!!!!!!!!!!


Netholi fish curry recipe video!!!!!!!!!!


Hi , Thank you for stopping by @beenasrecipes.My name is Beena Vinob ,writer of this blog. Being a food enthusiast most of the recipes found here are learnt from my friends ,family members, watching T.V.shows , with reference to recipe books etc. However you could see some innovative and unique dishes which I have developed over past years of experience. All the recipes are tested and tried multiple times to confirm the authenticity of the blog post. If I come across a new recipe ,I often try to present the simplest version of the recipe by making some twist and turns in the original version with the staple ingredients available at home. If you have any question regarding the recipe kindly use the comment section on the page. I really enjoy the process of exploring new recipe ideas ,trying out new dishes, food photography ,recipe video editing etc.That’s why I have been continuing this journey over the past few years. Feel free to contact me at Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated .

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