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Friday, May 24, 2013

KOZHUVA FRY / OZHUKA FRY / NATHOLI FRY / PODI MEAN FRY / INDIAN ANCHOVY FRY KERALA STYLE

KOZHUVA FRY/ANCHOVY FRY KERALA STYLE


 
Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 30 minutes
Side Dish.


My wife Suja used to make this easy and simple Kozhuva fry. I like the taste and crispness of Kozhuva.Tasty and nutritious Kozhuva is a small fish. There are many reason to eat these small fish.You can use it with rice.
Kozhuva / Anchovies provide an excellent source of nutrition for your body. Eating Kozhuva / Anchovies can reducess bad cholesterol levels in the blood and reduce the risk of serious cardiovascular problems.

* If you are looking to add more potassium into your diet, Anchovies are a suitable option.
*Kozhuva / Anchovies are rich in Selenium. Selenium is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels, including stroke and hardening of the arteries as well as prevent cancer of the prostate,stomach, lungs, and skin- Reports Medline Plus.   

  
   
  
  
   
    
Ingredients:
  
Kozhuva / Natholi / Anchovy - 1/2 kg.
Ginger-Garlic paste / Adrak-Lasun / Injee-Veluthulli - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Haldi / Manjal - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder / Kali Mirch / Kurumulaku - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder Lal Mirch / Chuvanna Mulaku - 2 tsp
Aniseeds / Fennel / Sounf / Perumjeerakam Powder - 1/2 tsp (optional )
Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - Little
Salt to taste.
  
  
  
Method:
  
  
1. Clean the Kozhuva / Natholi / Anchovy.
  
  
KOZHUVA / NATHOLI / ANCHOVY

  
  
  
2. Mix well Kozhuva / Anchovy with 1 tsp ginger- garlic paste, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp pepper powder, 2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp fennel powder, salt and set aside for 10 minutes.
    
  
  

3. Heat a pan with coconut oil , spread some curry leaves on it and put the Koshuva / Anchovy. Fry the fish in a low flame for  15 minutes each side. Cover the pan with a well-fitting lid for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to as low as possible. Serve hot.
  
  
  
  
  
  
TIPS:

* After cleaning the fish, put it in a pot with enough water, salt, and  1 tsp Turmeric powder for 10 minutes to minimise the unhealthy things often seafood contains.
* After finishing the cooking put 1 tsp coconut oil over it for good flavour - If you like.
  
  
Recipe Source : Suja
Tested by Jayaprakasan C Edathil for the jpcedathil.blogspot.in 

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