Dry Fish Varuval


  • Dried fish (Anchovies)or Nethili – 30-40 (you can use any kind of dried fish of your fish)
  • Shallot onion chopped-10
  • Chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  • Corriander powder -1 tbsp
  • Tamarind paste- 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt for taste
  • Coriander leaves to garnish


  • Soak the dried fish in hot water for 10 mins. Remove the head and clean it and waste it .
  • Now add 2tbsp of oil in a pan, add the chopped onions.Once the onion in done add the chopped tomato.
  • Allow it to mash well, now add the chilly and the corriander powder. Allow it to cook till the oil seperates from the masala.
  • Now add the tamarind extract and finally add the dried fish and salt.
  • Cook everything together for 10mins.Once you see the oil coming out from this mixture add the coriander leaves and serve hot.

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