Anchovy /Netholi/Chooda/Kozhuval - 250 gm, cleaned
Chilli powder- 1tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
1. Mix the powders and salt together and make it into a paste using enough water
2. Clean and pat dry the fish .Add this to the above spice mix.Keep it for 30-45 minutes.
3. Heat oil in a pan/cheena chatti .Add the fish and fry until it turns reddish brown .
4. Flip it occasionally using slotted spoon .Make sure both sides are fried well.It may take 5-8 minutes.Finally add curry leaves and remove everything from oil .Drain on a paper towel
Serve immediately with rice!!!