Anchovies Fish Fry

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Anchovies Fish Fry


These are some yummy Anchovies fish fry that can be had as a starter or as a side dish with curd-rice, sambar-rice or dal-chawal. I marinated it in some green chili paste, ginger-garlic paste, rice flour and other basic seasonings. These crispy small bites tastes just awesome when had hot right out of the pan with some green chutney.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 4
  • 250 gms anchovies fish, washed & drained

  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

  • 1 tsp green chili paste

  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

  • 2 tbsp rice flour

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder

  • 1/2 tsp roasted coriander powder

  • 1 tsp lime juice

  • 2-3 tbsp oil to shallow fry

  • 1 tsp coriander leaves to garnish


  • In a bowl, mix all the above mentioned ingredients (except oil) and keep aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and drop the marinated fish one by one and deep fry them on a medium flame till crisp.
  • Drain on a kitchen towel and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve as an appetizer / snack with any homemade chutney / sauce or as a side dish with rice.