Sprats are a very good source of calcium when eaten whole and fried sprats are easily chewed whole. In poorer countries this is the best and cheapest source of calcium for growing children.
Sprats (fresh preferred) 300 Gms
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoons
Chilli powder 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Wash sprats well in water and drain.
Add salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well. Do not add any water.
In a frying pan over low heat fry this in oil in small quantities until they become crispier.
Always cover the pan so when they split, oil will not splash over. When cooked and crispy, drain and remove.
Serve with: on its own as a snack or with rice dishes.