Nethili Karuvadu – Mochai Kuzhambu

Nethili Karuvadu – Mochai Kuzhambu

Nethili Mochai Kuzhambu:(Country Style)

Nethili Karuvadu Kuzhambu. Karuvattu Kuzhambu. Dry Fish Curry totally Country Style. Sukka Machili Curry. Dry Anchovies in Tamarind Curry.

There are several varieties of dry fish! I know just few of them Valai, Vanjiram and Nethili. You could use any dry fish for this curry.


Dry Fish(Anchovies)1 cup
Dry Snow Peas/Mochai Kottai 1 fistful
Peanuts 1 fistful
Eggplants 2 sliced
Raddish 1 sliced
Plantain 1 chunks
Garlic 1 whole head peeled and crushed
Onion 1 chopped
Tomatoes 2 chopped
Tamarind puree 1 cup
Turmeric 1/2 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Mustard 1/4 spoon
Cumin 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Peppercorns 1/4 spoon
Fenugreek 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Thalippu Vadagam 1-2 spoons(optional)
Sesame oil 1/4 cup.


Soak dry snow peas and peanuts a day early in water.

Pressure cook them using the same water. Maybe add little salt.

In a wok, heat little oil. Add garlic and onion. Fry real good till they get little brown.

Add toamtoes and fryt ill they wilt.

Add salt, turmeric and chili powder. Further add all the veggies and cooked nuts to it.

Cover and cook for a while. Then add tamarind water….bring this to boil.

Now add washed and cleaned dry fish to this curry. Let them slow cook for a while. When oil shows up on sides, remove from heat.

In a seperate pan, heat oil. Add all the seasonning item, when they pop up…run this to the above curry.

Serve warm to go with your plain rice.


One Response so far.

  1. OMG ! Love this ever… My mooooooosssssssstttttttt favy dish !!!

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