For preparing anchovies/netholi thoran(meen pattichathu), grind coarsely the coconut, shallots, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and turmeric powder.
Add this mixture to the fish in a pan.
Add the soaked coccum and required salt. Cook in low flame until done.Add half a cup of water and cook on low heat till the water is all dried up.
Take off the fire and add a spoon of coconut oil.
Serve as an accompaniment to rice.
Anchovies/Netholi thoran(meen pattichathu), a tasty naadan dish is ready.
- Anchovies (Netholi/Kozhuva) – 500g
- Coconut (grated) – 2 cups
- Shallots(Kunjulli) – 1/2 cup
- Ginger – 1 inch piece
- Greenchillies – 5 -6 nos
- Coccum(Kudam puli) – 2 nos
- Turmericpowder – 1/4 tsp
- Curryleaves – 2 stems
- Coconutoil – 1 tbsp(optional)
- Salt – As reqd