Silverfish is also called as Yerlio/ Erli, Bolanjir in the coastal region, Mangalore. The delicacy of the silverfish curry – Mangalorean style dish can’t be compared to anything else. This tiny fish has its own wonderful taste. Learn to cook this delicious silverfish Mangalorean curry with Pearl Fernandes’s recipe for silverfish curry/ yerlio curry.

silverfish curry

Silverfish Curry Mangalorean Style Recipe

Silverfish is also called as Yerlio/ Erli, Bolanjir in the coastal region, Mangalore. 
5 from 1 vote
Cuisine Mangalorean



  • 1/2 kg Silver fish


  • 8 Kumti red long chillies
  • 2 Short chillies
  • 1 Small onion
  • 1/4 tsp Jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Haldi/Turmeric powder
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 8 Pepper corns
  • 1 Marble sized Tamarind
  • 5 tbsp Grated coconut


  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil


  • Cut and clean the fish.
  • Grind the ingredients for the masala into a fine paste.
  • Keep a vessel, add 2 tbsp coconut oil and add crushed 4 cloves of garlic and fry till golden brown.
  • Add the ground masala and fry well.
  • Add 2 cups masala water. Bring it to a good boil.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • You can add bimblis if you want.
  • Add the fish, give a boil for 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice or neerdosas/panpales.
Keyword bolanjir ghassi, mangalorean fish curry, silver fish curry, yerlioche kadi
silverfish curry

Mangalorean style fish curry
silverfish curry
Mangalorean style fish curry
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Health benefits of Silver fish:

Here are some health benefits of silver fish:

  • Overloaded with proteins and vitamin D
  • Helps in fighting against heart attacks and strokes
  • Rich in Omega 6, which nourishes the brain.
  • It is also said to prevent rheumatoid arthritis.


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Sabbir · January 16, 2022 at 5:55 pm

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