Unakka Nangu Varuthathu is one of the dried fish dishes from Kerala, India that refers to salted dried fish fry. Unakka Nangu Varuthathu is made by frying the dried Malabar Sole in Coconut oil with red chilies, chili powder and curry leaves , then with slices of onions until golden brown.

Fish is very common in Kerala, being a state near the sea and is the most favorite food of most of the people of Kerala. It is cooked in different ways, including preparing them as dried fish (Unakkameen)  which can also be used and cooked in many different ways. 

Nangu is the Malayalam word for Malabar Sole.

Please see below the picture of Unakka Nangu Varuthathu or dried Malabar Sole fish fry

Below is a complete meal for dinner in Allepey, Kerala, India composed of Kanji, Cherupayaru Olarthiyathu and Unakka Nangu Varuthathu

 

 

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