Karuvttu kuzhambu/Dry fish curry

Karuvttu kuzhambu/Dry fish curry:

Traditional dry fish curry for dry fish lovers. It has distinct flavour and spicy awesome taste with plain cooked rice. Pure dried fish is a completely natural product that retains the antioxidant and omega-3 benefits of fresh fish, while constituting a healthy and widely available food for people. It provides protein which is a key source of antibodies and enzymes for all living beings, and makes up an essential part of muscles, hair and other bodily components. Dried fish provides an excellent source of protein with fewer calories than other foods. Fish helps to mitigate the occurrence of heart attacks and keeps the body’s circulation functioning well.It has high Protein With Low Calories and Positive Nutritional Profile.

Karuvattu kuzhambu
Karuvattu kuzhambu


Onion-1 chopped

Garlic-7 pods

Tomato-1 cut

Brinjal-3 nos

Curry leaves-2 twig

Dry fish/Karuvadu-50 gms I have used Nethilli Karuvadu/anchovies

Sambar masala powder-3 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Tamarind-1 small lemon sized extract juice of it

Salt-1 tsp


Preparation method:

1.Soak Karuvadu for an hour remove head and clean dry fish.

2.Cut onion,brinjal, tomato,and garlic.

3.Heat pan with one teaspoon of oil and season it with Fennel and Cumin seeds.

4.Add cut Onion and Garlic saute for a while, add Curry leaves,salt,brinjal and tomato saute until tomato leaves its skin.


5.Mix turmeric powder,masala powder, tamarind extract and a cup of water,allow it to boil for 5 minutes.

6.Finally add cleaned dry fish and cook for 5 more minutes in low flame.

Serve with cooked rice.


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