Tel Koi

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of koi fish (climbing perch)
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • 6 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Method –

  1. Clean the fish. Let the water drain out completely and rub a pinch of salt and turmeric powder on the fish
  2. Let it marinate for 30 minutes
  3. Make a paste of onion, tomato and 2 green chillies in the blender
  4. Heat mustard oil in a pan
  5. Fry the fish lightly and set aside
  6. In the same oil, add nigella seeds and 2 slit green chilies
  7. Sauté for a minute on medium flame
  8. Add the onion tomato paste
  9. Cook on medium flame for a few minutes
  10. Add chilli powder and turmeric powder and cook till oil separates
  11. Now add 1/2 cup warm water and let it come to a boil
  12. Add the fish, reduce the flame and cook covered for 2-3 minutes
  13. Serve with plain rice.

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