Anchovies or Nethili (in Tamil) is packed with protein, minerals and vitamins. When used in sauces, anchovies impart a salty taste. They are an oily fish and 100 g of serving provides the body with 50,000 IU (international units) of vitamin A.
Anchovy or Nethili in Tamil is a very small variety of fish. It can be cooked as whole fish ( since it is too small). It can be fried or made as curry.