Aug 17, 2007

Veloori Fry


1. Veloori (white sardines) - 1 lb
2. Chilli Powder - 4 heaped tbsp
3. Turmeric powder - 3/4th tsp
4. Crushed pepper (fresh) - 1 tbsp
5. Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
6. Water - enough to make a paste of the above
7. Oil (for authentic taste use coconut oil)
8. Curry leaves - a few


1. Clean veloori and keep aside.

2. In a bowl take all the ingredients from 2 to 6 and make a smooth paste. Should not be too runny.

3. Coat the veloori with the masala paste and refrigerate for an hour or as desired.

4. Heat enough oil in a kadai for frying. Fry each side depending upon how crispy you want it to be. If its too crispy it can be eaten as is, without bothering about the bones.

5. Enjoy with steamed rice and buttermilk curry (kachiya moru) or curd rice.


Bharathy said...

Came through food blog desam..Love ur blog!!Love the spicy fish fry..:)You have a good clooection of all my Favourites,Vini:)

Seena said...

Vini, Happy Onam! Loved the spicy fish fry recipe..

Seena said...

Vini, Happy Onam! Loved the spicy fish fry recipe..

VINI said...

Thanx Bharathy and Seena for ur comments.A very happy onam to u too.

mallurecipes said...

Nice recipe !!
love sardines in any form fried or curry!!!!

Boniface Godfrey's world said...

I was just looking for a veloori recipe and I found it. Just like mum from Kannur used to make. I am a foodie like you. I will be cooking this for my friends on new year's eve dinner. Thanks a lot
godfrey (

Siva said...

What is vellori? This looks like achovies? How can you get these in USA?

VINI said...

hello SIva, Thanks for visiting my blog. I think 'nethili' is anchovies, not veloori. veloori is a common kind that we find in kerala. You can find it with the indian grocers or the asian markets abroad.