Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dosakaya nethallu | Cucumber dry fish curry| Dosakaya endu nethallu | Cucumber small dry fish curry | Cucumber dry anchovies curry | దోసకాయ ఎండు నెత్తల్లు ఇగురు

Healthy, simple and tasty andhra famous dosakaya endu nethallu or cucumber dry small fish curry or cucumber dry anchovies curry in a simple and easy process.


  • When ever you are using dry fish soak in warm water for atleast 5 mins, so that dry fish will become soft. 
  • Rinse under running cold water for 3 to 4 times or until you see the clear water to get rid of all the dirt and fishy smell.
  • Here instead of small fish, you can also replace with large dry fish or any kind of dry fish of your choice.

Author: Naga Harisha
Recipe Type: Lunch / Dinner / Main
Cuisine: Andhra / Indian
Serves or Yields: 4 to 5

Ingredients for Dosakaya endu nethallu | Cucumber dry fish curry | Cucumber dry anchovies curry:

  • Dry small fish (ఎండు నెత్తల్లు)  - 1 cup
  • Cucumber / దోసకాయ - 2 medium size
  • Garlic cloves / వెల్లుల్లి రేకులు - 8
  • Onion / ఉల్లిపాయ - 1 large
  • green chilies / పచ్చి మిరపకాయ - 2 or adjust to your taste
  • curry leaves / కరివేపాకు - sprig
  • Turmeric powder / పసుపు - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt / ఉప్పు - to taste
  • Ginger & garlic paste / అల్లం వెల్లుల్లి పేస్టు - 1 tbsp
  • red chili powder / ఎర్ర మిరప పొడి- 1 tsp or adjust to your spiceness
  • Coriander powder / కొత్తిమీర పొడి - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds powder /  జీలకర్ర పొడి - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves / కొత్తిమీర - fist full finely chopped
  • Oil / నూనె- 3 1/2 small ladle full

Procedure for Dosakaya endu nethallu | Cucumber dry fish curry | Cucumber dry anchovies curry:
  • Take a cup of dry nethallu (small fish or anchovies), Soak in warm water for 5 minutes, so that nethallu will become soft.  Drain out all the water and rinse under running cold water for 3 to 4 times or until you see the clear water to get rid of fishy smell.
  • Heat oil and roast dry nethallu (small fish) in a pan for 2 to 3 minutes on a medium flame. Once done, turn off the flame and set aside.
  • Heat 3 small ladle full of oil in another wide open pan, add garlic cloves and saute it well.
  • Now add finely chopped onions, saute it once completely and add curry leaves, green chilies, turmeric powder, pinch of salt to cook onions little faster. Mix it well and cook until onions turns to golden in color on a medium to low flame.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and saute it well until the raw smell goes out from it or for few seconds. Now add peeled and chopped cucumber pieces. (here i am using 2 medium size cucumbers). Mix it well and cook until 70 percent of cucumber pieces are well cooked on a medium to low heat.
  • Now add salt to taste, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder. Mix it well for few seconds.  Add enough amount of water and cook for 2 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Add roasted dry fish. mix it once completely. cover it and cook for 5 minutes on a very low flame.
  • Once done, Finally add finely chopped coriander leaves, mix it well and turn off the flame.
  • Serve dosakaya endu nethallu along with hot steamed white or brown rice of your choice.

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