Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mandeli Fry - Golden AnchovyFry

Mandeli is golden anchovy, which is found in the coastal waters of Mumbai. Mom makes simple rawa fry, fanna upkari ,  alle piyyav or curry adding teppal/tirphal. I was dumbstruck - in a good way - when I discovered these golden anchovies at our Indian stores.

Mandeli Fry
Golden Anchovy Fry
12-15 Mandeli/Golden Anchovy, cleaned
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafetida
1 tsp chili powder

1 tbsp rawa + 1 tbsp rice flour

Oil for frying

1. Clean, rinse mandeli. Marinate with salt, turmeric powder, asafetida and chili powder.
2. Heat oil in a pan.
3. Dredge each mandeli in rawa-rice flour mixture till it's uniformly coated.
4. Place gently on the tawa in a single layer.
5. Fry on both sides till crispy.

Note -
1. Serve as an accompaniment with a daily meal or as a starter.

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