Natholi Meen Porichathu / Anchovy Fish Fry - easy, tasty & simple

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Natholi Meen Porichathu / Anchovy Fish Fry - easy, tasty & simple


 Natholi Porichathu / Anchovy Fish Fry * Natholi Meen / Anchovy Fish is also called Chooda or Podimeen in different parts of Kerala. This fish fry is one of the favourite delicacies in Keralite homes. Its served as an appetizer and as a side dish along with rice. It's also one the favourite delicacies in Kerala kallushap / toddy shop and is referred as 'Shappile Podimeen Varathathu'. Its an excellent source of calcium, proteins, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which are very important for all age group, especially best for the growth of growing children. Recipe to make Natholi Meen Porichathu (Nadan Kerala style). Easy, tasty and simple steps to make this fish fry. Please try it and let know your feedback. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Please subscribe, follow, like & share. 

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 25 Min


Serves : 2
  • 1/2 kgs natholi (anchovy fish)

  • 2 1/2 tbsp rice flour -

  • 1 1/2 tbsp chilly powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2-3 tsp salt - to taste

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil as per required

  • 2-3 cups water (as per required)


  • Clean the fish, but do not slice.
  • Take a bowl and add rice flour, turmeric powder, chilly powder, lemon juice, salt with water to make a thick paste.
  • Mix the cleaned fish with above-made paste and marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan, deep fry the fish in low flames.