Friday, July 26, 2013

Pacha Kudampuli Meen Peera Pattichathu - Anchovies with Ripe Gambooge

I picked up this recipe from my aunt on my recent trip to Kerala and fell in love with it! This recipe comes with a slight deviation from the usual 'Meen peera pattichathu' which is made with dry kodampuli or Gambooge or raw mangoes. Even though I have not found ripe kodampuli in this part of US, it is available in most households in Kerala during the monsoon season which is when the fruit ripens. If dry kodampuli is all you got, by all means try the same recipe with it. If you are not a great anchovies fan, tilapia is a good option too. Just make sure it is chopped into really small dice size pieces. If all options fail, save this recipe for your next trip to Kerala. :) 
Hoping you all would like it as much as I did! 

Yield: - 3-4 servings


1. Natholi/Kozhuva/Anchovies (Fresh and cleaned) - 1lb
2. Pearl onions - 1 cup or 100 gm chopped lengthwise
3. Ginger - 1 tbsp, finely chopped
4. Green chillies - 5-6 chopped lengthwise
5. Ripe Gambooge (Pacha Kodampuli) - 2 small, chopped into small pieces 
6. Curry leaves - 2-3 sprigs
7. Grated coconut - 1 1/2 cup
8. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp 
9. Red Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp 
10. Coconut oil - 2-3 tbsp + 2 tbsp
11. Salt - As desired


1. Heat oil in a clay pot on medium heat. 
2. Add pearl onions, ginger, green chilli and curry leaves. Saute for 1-2 minutes or until the onions sweat. 
3. Add the kodampuli, turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix well. 
4. Add the grated coconut and mix for a 2-3 minutes. 
5. Add the cleaned anchovies or natholi and salt. Do not add water. 
6. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. 
7. Add fresh curry leaves. 
8. Drizzle 2 tbsp of coconut oil over the curry and remove from heat. 

Enjoy! :D 


  1. Those are some tempting & wonderful clicks.. Loved them & this recipe is always a fav & close to heart one !


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