28 PEANUT AND DRY ANCHOVY CURRY

Raw Peanuts( Groundnuts) and Dry Fish( Dried Anchovy) Curry

Verkadalai Karuvaadu Kuzhambu


My friend SV always talks about adding dry fish( karuvaadu) in peanut(verkadalai kuzhambu) curry and or dry field beans( mochai kottai) curry. Many time I make the vegetarian version of peanut curry by adding brinjal and or drumsticks which is a very good combo and tastes good with hot rice. This is recipe for Non vegetarian by adding dry fish in the curry. You can also add drumstick to the same. While cooking you really get a strong smell of the anchovy, so try to do it ahead itself if having guests :).

For my vegetarian version click here

Peanuts - 1 cup
Dried Anchovy( Karuvaadu) - few
Onion - 2 medium chopped fine
Tomato - 2 small chopped fine
Tamarind - 1 marble size soaked in water and pulp extracted
Coconut paste - 3/4 th cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Cumin powder - 3/4 tsbp
Salt as needed
Oil - 3 tbsp

For tempering:
Mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves and 1 tbsp oil


Can substitute the powders with home made curry powder( mulaga thool, pulusu podi).

Cook peanuts in enough water for 2 whistles . Remove and keep aside.

Wash anchovies in warm water to remove salt and sand many times.( Note anchovies get cooked fast).

Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions. Fry till golden brown. Next add chopped tomatoes and fry till they are mashed and water leaves out. Next add all the powders and mix once. Add tamarind paste along with a cup of water. Reduce flame and cook till it thickness. Then add coconut paste, cooked peanuts, dry anchovy and salt and cook till raw smell leaves out from the coconut and anchovies are cooked.

Temper the curry with the tempering ingredients and serve with hot rice.

As a variation can also add drumstick and brinjal after frying tomatoes and follow the same procedure.

28 comments/Reactions:

Gita said...

The kuzumbu looks so tempting Padma...yummy :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

looks very nice,love the combo

kothiyavunu said...

Wow!! That will make a delicious maincourse with some rice...looks tangy and appetizing!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful... I am sure it is yummy!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hi Padma, i never got a original Karuvattu Kuzhambu recipe. Yours sounds so authentic and delicious. Book marked it thanks.

Vrinda said...

Never heard of this combo..sounds gr8...

Nandini said...

Wonderful combo! Very authentic and delicious ! My parents fav veggie combo!

Priya said...

karuvadu kulambu is tempting

Ramya Bala said...

mochaikottai+anchovy have heard..but this one is new...would lov to tatse,but for some reason here the karvaadu we get tastes YUCK ;(...miss India...

Tina said...

Never heard abt this combo....Looks delicious...

Sushma Mallya said...

Unique combo ,sounds really interesting and it does look delicious too..

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Wow...wonderful combo Padma..yummmm..

Akal's Saappadu said...

we do it with mochakottai too; very delicious with some rice and vathal, mmmmm, oru pudi pudichuduven :)

thanks for sharing the karuvaadu version for the non veegetarains!!

Priya said...

Very new combo, never tried with peanuts..pasikuthu pakkura pothey..

Rekha shoban said...

never had this curry..it looks gud.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice different curry...delicious

Sarah Naveen said...

Such a wonderful combo!!!
Looks really inviting :)
I love Dry fish,

Roselin said...

Congratulations padma on all your awards.I am planning to make the peanut curry for lunch tomorrow.I enjoyed seeing the lovely pictures from your Garden

Andhra Flavors said...

never heard this combination with peanut. looks delicious.

Babli said...

I liked the combination very much and it is also very innovative dish. Looks delicious.

lissie said...

karuvattu kulambu sounds delicious! great combo with rice and appalams... :)

priya said...

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Suparna said...

I could take an extra helping of rice with this fab looking dish and the combination is unique too!
nice clicks!

Valarmathi said...

Different one, nice combo, looks yummy......

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