Rui Mach Kofta / Rohu Fish Balls curry

East India people are fish loving people. Having lived near the sea coast and easy availability of river fish and sea fish, having variety of fish is never an issue. Tasty and easily available Rui or Rohu fish is a household fish in East India. I prepared after a long gap Rui Kofta or Rohu Fish Balls curry and enjoyed with steamed rice.

Serves – 2 persons, Preparation time – 15 mins, Cooking time- 35 mins


100 gms Rui Fish or Rohu Fish

1 medium size potatoe

1 medium size onion grated

1 Tbsp ginger paste

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

2 Tbsp besan

1/3 tsp cumin seeds

1 bay leaf

1 Tbsp vinegar

1 cup water

1/8 tsp garam masala powder

1-2 green chillies chopped fine

2-3 Tbsp mustard oil

Salt as per taste

Method :

Wash the fish pieces well and boil water in a bowl and boil the fish. Once boiled debone the fish. Mash the boiled fish. Wash and peel the potato and cut into pieces. Set aside. Add to the fish besan, grated onion, ginger paste, chopped green chillies and salt. Mash it well and make balls. Set aside. In a wok heat oil and fry the balls and set aside. Fry the potatoes and set aside. In a bowl add 1/4 cup water and add grated onion, ginger paste, red chilli powder, vinegar and salt. Mix well. In a wok heat oil and add cumin seeds, bay leaf and add the onion mix. Stir well until oil leaves surface. Add potato and add water. Cover until well cooked. Add Fish Kofta or balls and cover. Sprinkle garam masala powder and cover. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy

Boil the fish
Mix the mashed fish with grated onion, ginger paste, chopped green chillies and salt
Fry the Fish balls
Fry the potatoes
Add water to the grated onion, ginger paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, vinegar and salt and cook
Add fried potatoes and water to cook
Add Fish Balls and garnish with garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves
Enjoy with steamed rice

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