Anchovies In Coconut Mixture Recipe

  • Nethili / Anchovies : 1/2 kg
  • Tamarind / Kudampuli : 4 pieces
  • Shallots / kunjulli (sliced ) : 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves : 3 sprig
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt

For coconut mixture:
  • Green chillies : 2
  • Grated coconut : 1 cup
  • Ginger, chopped : 1 tspn
  • Chilli powder : 1/2 tspn
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4 tspn
  • Coriander powder : 1 tspn

Anchovies In Coconut Mixture Recipe


  1. Wash and clean the fish .Set aside. Wash and soak the tamarind in water.
  2. Take a bowl, add grated coconut, green chilli ,salt ,turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder. Mix well with your hand and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in claypot. Swirl the pot so that the oil will spread to the whole area.
  4. Now add sliced shallots, curry leaves and chopped ginger. Sauté it well.
  5. Add in the coconut mixture and mix it well. Now add soaked tamarind
  6. Add cleaned fish and mix it gently with coconut mixture(Amma used to toss the clay pot )
  7. Now add 1/4 cup of water and cover the clay pot with its lid. Simmer the gas and cook till almost all water is evaporated.
  1. Another easy method also available for meen peera. May be that is the authentic way. Mix all the ingredients with your hand and add 1/4 cup of water. Now cook it in low flame with 1/4 cup of water. Finally add coconut oil.

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