Neythili Meen Aviyal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 500 g - neythili or anchovies
  • 6 - shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 - raw mango small sized (sliced)
  • 4 pods - garlic
  • 5 tbsp - grated coconut
  • 2 - green chilly
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - fenugreek seeds
  • 10 leaves - curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • salt as required

How to Make Neythili Meen Aviyal

  • Remove the head and tail part of the anchovies and clean it well in water.
  • Grind together coconut, turmeric and chilly powder by adding little water.
  • Heat oil in a pan or kadai, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, garlic pods and green chillies.
  • Then add the chopped shallots and saute it for 2 to 3 minutes until it looks translucent.
  • Now add the ground coconut mixture, sliced raw mango and fish.
  • Add very little water and salt.
  • Give it a gentle stir, without breaking the fish.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Then open the lid and cook for further few minutes, until the water gets dried out completely.
  • In the middle of cooking gently stir it.
  • Once the water gets dried out completely, take it off from the heat and serve it with plain rice.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Taste of Pearl City