Ingredients 250g smelt / anchovy fish
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
Salt to taste
Wash and clean the fish in cold water. Remove the head and stomach part. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and a little salt to the fish. Mix and keep for 2-3 minutes. Again wash in cold water. Drain and keep aside.
After the fish is drained well, add remaining turmeric powder, chillli powder and salt the fish. Mix well and let it sit for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. First fry some curry leaves.
Then add the marinated fish into the hot oil. Fry on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until it is golden brown. Switch off the flame and remove the fish from oil.