Anchovy Mango Curry is a traditional  fish curry, served with Rice. Mango is the souring agent used in this curry. Easy to prepare tasty Fish Curry.


Anchovies/ Netholi/ Nethili- 300 grams
Sour Raw Mango, chopped- 1 medium sized
Turmeric- 1/2 teaspoon
Chilli powder- 3/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Tamarind- small piece
Coconut, grated- 1/2 cup
Jeera- 1/4 teaspoon
Garlic- 1 big clove
Green Chillies, slit- 2-3
Curry leaves- 1 sprig

  • Grind coconut, jeera and garlic as a fine paste.
  • Soak the tamarind and extract the pulp. 
  • In a pan add turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder; mix with the tamarind water. Add the fish, salt and allow to soak for a while.
  • After sometime add the coconut paste and mixwell. Add slit green chillies also.
  • Switch on the gas and allow to cook the fish curry. when the curry starts to bubble add the sour mango and mix well. 
  • When the fish is almost cooked and when the mango also becomes soft to touch add the curry leaves and  switch off the gas.
  • Note: For Anchovies curry adding extra turmeric powder is essential.
  • Adding tamarind water is optional.If you get really sour mango you can avoid using tamarind water. I always use little tamarind water for a safer side.
  • Anchovies takes very less time to cook so the total cooking time takes around 10 minutes

      I am linking this recipe to this event, Cook N Share What u Like Event & Giveaway.