Monday, July 11, 2011

Netholi peera pattichathu




Today I am sharing the recipe of Netholi kodumpuli ettu peera pattichathu / Kozhuva peera pattichathu / Chooda peera vattichathu / Podi meen peera pattichathu / Anchovies in crushed coconut mixture / Anchovies thoran. Anchovies, which is also known as Netholi / Kozhuva / Chooda / Podi meen is a small fish which is a cheap source of protein and is popular in Kerala. This fish's bone / meen mull is so soft, that we can even eat it along with its meat. Whenever I buy anchovies, I used to make peera pattichathu and also anchovies fry with it. In this recipe, you can even use raw mango pieces instead of kudampuli.

Here comes my recipe....

Ingredients

Anchovies / Netholi ~ 1/2 kg
Grated cococnut ~ 1 cup
Ginger ~ a medium sized piece ( peeled and cut into cubes )
Green chillies ~ 5-6 nos ( Small sized )
Curry leaves ~ 2 stems
Shallots / Kochu ulli ~ 4-5 nos
Red chilli powder ~ 2 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Kurumulaku / Peppercorns ~ 3/4 tsp
Crystal salt / Kalluppu ~ 1 tsp
Kudampuli / Fish tamarind ~ 3 pieces
Salt to taste

Method
  • First cut and clean the fish and then again clean it by adding some crystal salt / Kalluppu / Regular salt and then wash it nicely by changing the water 2-3 times and then allow it to drain. Then wash and soak kodampuli in 1/2 cup of water for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile using a mortar and pestle crush grated coconut, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves, shallots, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and peppercorns. If you dont have a mortar and pestle then you can use the small jar of mixer grinder and just grind it for just 2-3 pulses by just adding 1 tbsp of water, but do make sure to mix it after each pulse.
  • Then mix fish with crushed coconut mixture, salt and 1 stem curry leaves with your hands and then add soaked kudampuli and 1/2 cup of water and keep it in a medium flame till the it starts to boil. Then reduce the flame and cook covered for about 10-12 minutes. Then cook uncovered till almost all water is evaporated or till the fish is nicely cooked Please do make sure not to stir it with spoon other wise the fish may break to small pieces.
Enjoy with rice.

Notes : Cleaning the fish with crystal salt will remove its unwanted smell. You can even use raw mango pieces / Pacha manga instead of kudampuli. For this recipe you can use 1 cup of medium sized mango pieces or half of a medium sized mango. 

 

Cheers!!


24 comments:

Sobha Shyam said...

that looks super delicious n amazing..sure it wud have tasted yum..excellent clicks..

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julie said...

wow..yummy yum peera pattichathu..natholikku itrayum perukkal kollaaaam...blog header looks good too!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Very nice recipe and presentation..

Dzoli said...

O thank you for thsi post.I see I can learn a lot about thsi cuisine on your blog and looking forward to it.I like unusual combination and am always trying myself to pair but never tried something like this.Looks yummy:)

Shobha said...

Tempting dish.

Suja said...

Adipoli peera pattichathu,looks so delicious..enikku evide kittarilla..

Mari said...

Jisha, Ihave not tried anchovies like this, but it looks "delicioso".

Have a great week :)

Swathi said...

Adipoli meen peera kandittu kothi varunu veggie aya enikku koodi.

Sarah said...

lovely! the best looking meen peera ever! mouth-watering indeed!

Mélange said...

Peera pattichathu makes me drool ! Classic picture with that coccum over..Slurp !

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done fish looks wonderful

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!lovely pic!adding kodampulli will be really yummy....i love it...nice click!

kothiyavunu.com said...

vaayil vellam niranjittu type cheyyan kude pattunnilla jisha...adipoli..love the way u presented it..

Loveandcalories said...

Oh My God!! Lovely recipes of Kerala sea food!! U r my definite book mark blog! Glad I found you & to visit ur space!!

Cheers
Rohini

BeenaShylesh said...

ennikku bayankkaram eshttam annu ee meen.....nannayittundu

Jay said...

well my tummy is rumbling now..yummy ymmmm recipe..
Tasty Appetite

Prathima Rao said...

This looks super delicious!!! Nice clicls too :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

thekitchenaffaire said...

Woww.. Netholi is yumm and healthy too.. awesome recipe.. reminds me of my mom's specials. Yours looks great..

Vandana Rajesh said...

super like...missing my mom's cooking just looking at this. Lovely pics Jisha.

Suman Singh said...

Wow, looks delicious and very tempting pics...nice and authentic recipe..thanks for sharing!

Plateful said...

I miss these podimeens so much! This's one of those dishes I crave for and can't make at home. Your pictures makes sigh in yearning!

Muraligeetham said...

wow!! fabulous presntation!!

Pushpa said...

Deliciously prepared anchovies.

Anonymous said...

good one

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