Nethili Fish Fry

Nethili Fish Fry

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A popular fish available in almost all Chettinad hotels & in SriLanka. This fish is very small in size (2-10cms), deep fried in oil makes more crisp in hotels or can also be shallow fried @ homes. The below recipe is deep fried Nethili Fish.

Servings: 4 Persons


Fresh Nethili Fish – ½kg, well cleaned

Chilli Powder – 3 tsp (tastes good with home made Chilli powder)

Salt – to tatse

Oil – to deep fry

Corn Flour or Maida – 2 tsp (optional)

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs


In a bowl, mix Chilli powder, salt with less water & marinate the fish, keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, fry 8-10 fishes at a time, in medium flame.

Finally, fry the curry leaves, please take care, as the curry leaves may crackle.


Dole out yummy crisp Nethili Fish Fry.

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