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Monday, March 22, 2010

Chooda / Netholi / Anchovies Peera Pattichathu

Anchovies or Netholi or Chooda is a small fish rich in calcium.
It can be used to make Meen Peera or can be fried to make it a delicious side dish for rice.
Chooda Pattichathu is a dry dish containing lot of grated cocconut and shallot with fish. It is prepared similar to any Thoran.

  • Netholi/Chooda – 1½ cup
  • Shallots/pearlonion – 10 nos
  • Green Chilly - 6 nos
  • finely chopped Ginger- ½ tsp
  • finely chopped Garlic- ½ tsp
  • Grated Coconut – 1 cup
  • Corriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek Powder -a pinch
  • Kudampuli - 2-3 pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves - 1 stem

  • Soak kudampuli in water.
  • Slice Green Chilly and Pearl Onion.
  • Cook the fish along with Salt, kudampuli and Turmeric Powder in little water.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and allow to cook .
  • Mix the Grated coconut, Chilly Powder, Corriander Powder, sliced green chilly and pearl onion.
  • Squeeze this mixture very well with hand.
  • When the fish is cooked well,add this coconut mix and mix well.
  • Add Fenugreek powder, Curry leaves and Coconut Oil and mix well.
  • Remove from fire till water in the fish fully dries up like a thoran.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Rice

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