These are some yummy Anchovies fish fry that can be had as a starter or as a side dish with curd-rice, sambar-rice or dal-chawal. I marinated it in some green chili paste, ginger-garlic paste, rice flour and other basic seasonings. These crispy small bites tastes just awesome when had hot right out of the pan with some green chutney or kasundi (Bengali mustard sauce).
- 250 gms. anchovies fish, washed & drained
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp. green chili paste
- 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
- 2 tbsp. rice flour
- pinch of turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp. roasted cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp. roasted coriander powder
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- oil to shallow fry
- 1 tsp. coriander leaves to garnish
In a bowl, mix all the above mentioned ingredients (except oil) and keep aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and drop the marinated fish one by one and deep fry them on a medium flame till crisp.
Drain on a kitchen towel and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve as an appetizer / snack with any homemade chutney / sauce or as a side dish with rice.