Sanoli's Kitchen: MACH ER (FISH) KOFTA CURRY

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Today I am here with a mouth-water fish dish from Bengali cuisine. Truly speaking, a Bengali meal is incomplete without fish. Fishes are prepared in the very delightful ways in Bengali daily meal or occassion. But those Bengali kids, who brought up in abroad are hard for them to cop up with fish bones. This recipe is the great solution for those kids, who avoid fish scaring of fish bones. Tryout once, you will never forget its taste.


FOR KOFTAS (I made 18 koftas):

500 gm Medium Sized Pieces of Rohu Fish (you may use Catla, Buffalo Carp, Bhetki or Barramundi or Pomfret)
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Medium Onion (finely chopped)
3 Finely Chopped Green Chilies
2 Slices of Bread
2 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves / Cilantro
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder (freshly pounded)
Salt to taste
3-4 tbsp Oil to shallow fry koftas


1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Coconut
2 tbsp Onion Paste
1 Medium Onion (finely chopped)
1&1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
1 Bay Leaf
1 tsp Dry Roasted Cumin Seeds (powdered)
1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1&1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Powdered Nutmeg & Mace
2 tbsp Finely Chopped Fresh Coriander Leaves / Cilantro
3 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
Salt to taste



Wash fish pieces nicely and make those pat dry. Marinate fish with turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes. Fry fish pieces nicely (both sides) and remove from oil.
Discard bones and skin from the fish.
Take fish, onion, bread, coriander leaves, chilies, garam masala and salt in a bowl. Mash and mix everything well.
Form the fish mixture in small balls, shallow fry them both sides slightly till those turn into golden brown. Keep them aside.


Add chopped onion in hot oil, fry till it changes its turns translucent. Add onion paste, ginger paste, chili powder, turmeric powder, grated coconut, coriander powder, nutmeg-mace, bay leaf and salt one by one. Fry the spice mixture for 2-3 minutes.
Add 2 cups or enough warm water to cover the koftas. Bring it to boil. Add the koftas, lower the heat and cook it covered for 2 minutes. Turn the koftas. Sprinkle coriander leaves, clarified butter (ghee) roasted cumin powder. Remove from heat.

Serve hot with steamed rice or pulao or biryani. Have this toothsome dish on your lunch or dinner table and enjoy Bengali delicacy!!!
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  1. Fish kofta curry looks yumm. It goes well with pulao or plain rice.

  2. really mouth watering dish...texture of the gravy is very nice

  3. Wow ! looks delicious sanoli,mouth watering here.

  4. Wow what a fantastic koftas with fish ...Must be really yummy.

  5. mouth watering dish. very well prepared.

  6. Wow, really mouth watering fish kofta, love it Sanoli....

  7. yummy..It is a new recipe for me.Usually I will fry it.Next time I will try this recipe

  8. D name itself tempting me..all prepared ..

  9. Fish kofta is atasty dish. with that curry must be tasty. This can be paired with rice, and all paratha. nice recipe.

  10. Delicious fish kofta curry sanoli, you make very nice fish curry.

  11. Mouth watering fish kofta ....can i have eat rite now Sanoli