Fish Kofta Pulao


Fish Kofta Pulao
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hrs

An elegant main dish for a special occasion meal, that may be served with a raitha or a curry. Use the best possible variety of rice for this dish. Many varieties of fish, like King Fish, Pomfret, Snapper etc. may be used in this recipe. The heat from green chillies and chilli powder may be adjusted by preference, and according to the chosen accompaniment. If the pulao is served with a raitha, it can have more green chillies and chilli powder while the same can be reduced if served with a curry.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Author: Chandri Bhat
  • Onion 2 medium sized, thinly sliced
  • Potato 1 large, cut into juliennes (match sticks)
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Basmati rice 2 cup (450gm approx)
  • Tomato puree ½ cup
  • Thick coconut milk ½ cup
  • Ghee 5 tablespoons
  • Cloves 6
  • Cardamoms 6
  • Cinnamon 3 sticks, 3cm each
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Black pepper corns 1 teaspoon, lightly crushed
  • Green chillies 3-4, minced
  • Kashmiri chilli powder 2 teaspoons or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Fish slices 400gm, cleaned
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil 1 tablespoons
  • Minced garlic 2 teaspoons
  • Minced ginger 1 teaspoons
  • Minced onion 3 tablespoons
  • Green chilies 3-4, minced
  • Kashmiri chili powder 2 teaspoons or to taste
  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
  • Bread slice 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry
Recipe Notes

Step 1

Fish Kofta Pulao

Step 2

While the rice is soaking, prepare the seasoning for the koftas. Heat the oil in a fry pan. Add garlic and ginger, cook stirring till aromatic. Add the onion and cook stirring till it turns light brown. Add green chillies, chilli powder and garam masala powder. Stir briefly and remove from fire.

Step 3

Fish Kofta Pulao

Step 4

When the fish is cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones. Flake the flesh, and add to the prepared seasoning. Break the bread slice into pieces and powder in the chutney jar of Panasonic Mixer Grinder. Add it to the fish mixture.
Fish Kofta Pulao

Step 5

Fish Kofta Pulao

Step 6

Shape the mixture into lime size balls and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown (They may be fried in the same oil which was used for frying the garnish).
Fish Kofta Pulao

To Serve

Fish Kofta Pulao
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Main Dish · Tasty Recipes

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