Looks and tastes like bommidayala pulusu
Smelt Fish - 1lb (i got from walmart, frozen)
onion - 1 medium, chopped
green chillies - 4, chopped
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
tamarind - 1/4 cup, soak in water and make 2cups of juice
oil - 2 tbsp
In a wide pan, heat oil, fry onions and green chillies for 4 minutes. Add ginger garlic paste, fry another 4 minutes. add tamarind juice, turmeric, salt and chilli powder, boil on high for 5minutes. add fish, cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring just once gently. Turn off and let cool for 2hrs.
Optional: add 2 spoons of mango pickle oil before turning off the heat.