Mulakitta Kozhuva Curry – Anchovies fish in Red Chilly Fish Masala – Kerala style

Kerala Mulakitta Kozhuva Curry Meen mulakittathuKozhuva Curry
  • Yield : 500 gm
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 40m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h

Tasty and nutritious Kozhuva/Anchovies fish in hot and spicy red chilly fish masala ( Meen mulakittathu ). An easy fish curry which anyone can make.


  • Cleaned Anchovies Fish (Kozhuva) - 500 gm
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder - 2 tea spoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tea spoon
  • Gambooge - 3 pieces
  • Coconut Oil - 2 tea spoon
  • Green Chilli - 5 nos
  • Sliced Ginger -10 gm
  • Boiled Water - 2 cups
  • Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Take a Kal Chatti and mix Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Green Chilli, Ginger, Gambooge, Salt and Curry Leaves in 2 cups of boiled water. Mix well and allow it to boil for 7 minutes.

Step 2

Then add the Anchovies fish to the boiling curry and allow to boil again for 5 minutes (close the lid of the chatti) so that the the fish gets cooked and the gravy become dark red.

Step 3

Switch off the flame and season with coconut oil on top. Spicy Mulakitta Kozhuva curry is ready to be served.


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