Posted by Anjus on Dec - 12 - 2011 under Fish, Non Vegetarian, Thoran
  • Netholi fish: 400g
  • Grated coconut: 1 cup
  • Shallots: 6-7 Nos.
  • Ginger (chopped): 1 tbsp
  • Raw mango (sliced): half a cup (depends on the sour)
  • Green chilly: 3-4 nos.
  • Curry leaves
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Dried chilly: 1
  • Mustard seeds
  • Oil
Cuisine: Cooking time: 20-25 mins Serving: 3 people

Initial Preparations:

  • Wash and clean the fish and keep it aside.
  • Chop the shallots, ginger, green chilly and raw mango.
  • Make a coarse paste by mixing grated coconut, 4-5 shallots, ginger, green chilly, a handful of raw mango and 2-3 curry leaves. Transfer this into a bowl and mix well with hand.

Notholi (Anchovy) Thoran

Notholi (Anchovy) Thoran



  1. Heat oil in a pan, preferably meen chatty (earthern pot). Add mustard seeds.
  2. When it pops up, add remaining chopped shallots, dried chilly and curry leaves.
  3. Add the ground mix and saute well.
  4. Add the fish pieces and mix well.
  5. Add the rest of mango pieces, curry leaves and enough water to cook the fish pieces.
  6. Cover it with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes. Don’t forget to stir in between.
  7. Remove the lid and allow the water content to evaporate completely.
  8. Remove it from flame. Serve hot!!!


  • Instead of raw mango pieces, you could use tamarind extract or kudampuli or kokum.  No need to ground it in this case.
  • You could use small sardines or tuna fish or small prawns instead of Anchovy.
  • Will get the same taste by pouring the seasoning over the cooked fish mix instead of adding ground paste.



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