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