Anchovy (Kozhuva) Chutney

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Anchovy (Kozhuva)

This small fish is known as Nethili, Natholi, Netha, Nathal or Kozhuva in Malayalam; Indian Anchovy in English; Nethili, Thogaimeen, Nethail in Tamil; Nethallu, Pooroava, Kelba, Poravallu in Thelungu; Bolingei Kollathuru in Kannada; Kati in Hindi/Marati and Phyasa in Arabic. This tiny fish is very tasty and good for health. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, Niacin also known as Vitamin B3, Vitamin A, Potassium, Calcium, Selenium, Protein, Iron and Vitamin E.


  1. Fish – 20 nos
  2. Mango small pieces – 5 pieces (if very sour take only 2 or 3 pieces)
  3. Green Chilli – 1
  4. Small Onion – 8
  5. Salt – To taste
  6. Curry leaves – 5 leaves
  7. Grated Coconut – 4 Table spoons
  8. Ginger – 1 small piece


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Anchovy (Kozhuva)

Clean the fish and apply chilli powder, turmeric and salt then fry them till very crispy. Peel the skin of the mango and take 5 pieces.  If the mango is very sour use just 2 pieces.



Grind the fish in a mixer grinder, then add mango, green chilli, small onions, ginger, curry leaves and salt into a paste; now drop the coconut and grind it for a second; the coconut should not be ground fine so that it tastes better.

c3 This is a really mouthwatering chutney with which you can have a delicious lunch or dinner.

When you don’t get other fishes you can try this quick but tasty dish which is very easy and delicious to make.


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