Macher Kofta Curry or Fish Kofta Curry is fried fish balls in a rich, spicy gravy. Macher kofta curry is a delicious Bengali main course non-veg dish and goes well with steamed rice and salad.
Bengali Macher kofta curry with Rohu or Rui Mach is simply out of the world. I could polish off these divinely delicious bite-sized balls as fast as I serve them! Fish Kofta Korma – spicy fish balls in a flavourful sauce – is always a family favourite.
Macher Kofta Recipe Step By Step:
Macher Kofta Curry is a real flavoursome dish. If you are looking for a great fish recipe, this is it!
How to make Bengali Macher Kofta Curry:
To make Rui Macher Kofta Gravy, boil and debone fish. Boil and mash potatoes. Finely chop chillies.
Heat a little oil in a pan and fry sliced onions till they turn pinkish. Remove and set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine boiled and deboned fish, boiled and mashed potato, sauteed onions, chopped green chilli, chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, jeera powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, chopped coriander and bread slices.
Make small round balls and deep fry in hot oil to a golden brown. Keep aside.
For the Fish Kofta Gravy, heat oil and add whole garam masala.
Tip in onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and fry for 4-5 minutes. Blend in tomato purée and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add dry spice powders – turmeric, red chilli, cumin, sugar, garam masala and salt. Add water and cook with a lid on till the gravy thickens.
Add the Rui Macher Kofta balls to the spiced gravy and simmer for a couple of minutes. Add a bob of cream and remove the curry fish balla.
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve delicious Macher Kofta Curry with hot rice.
Curried Fish Balls Recipe details:
- Fish - 4 pieces
- Green chilli - 1
- Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Potato – 1 large, boiled & mashed
- Onion – 1 large, chopped and fried
- Garam Masala Pwd – 1 tsp
- Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
- Jeera Powder – 1 tsp
- Bread slices – 1-2, soaked in water and squeezed dry
- Coriander leaves – 2 sprigs
- Oil – ½ tsp
- Bay leaf – 1
- Cinnamon stick – 1
- Cardamom – 2
- Cloves – 2
- Onion paste – 2 tbsp
- Ginger –garlic paste – ½ tsp
- Tomato – 1 large, pureed
- Turmeric – ¼ tsp
- Red Chilli powder – ¼ tsp
- Jeera Powder – ¼ tsp
- Garam Masala Powder – ¼ tsp
- Sugar – ½ tsp
- Salt to taste
- Coriander Leaves – 1 sprig
- Cream – 1 tsp
- Water – 1 cup
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- For this fried fish balls curry recipe, clean and wash the fish pieces. Boil the fish with a little salt and turmeric. Debone and keep aside.
- Boil and mash the potato. Slice chilli finely.
- Slice onion and fry it in a little oil till it starts to sweat. Remove and keep aside.
- In a bowl combine deboned fish, mashed potato, fried onion, green chilli, red chilli powder, turmeric powder (optional), garam masala powder, jeera powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt, coriander leaves and bread slices.
- Shape into round balls. Deep-fry in hot oil till golden brown. Drain excess oil and keep aside.
- Heat oil and add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves. Stir fry for a minute.
- Add onion paste and ginger-garlic paste. Fry for 4-5 minutes till the raw smell disappears and the onions are browned.
- Add tomato purée. Cook till the oil starts to leave the sides.
- Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, jeera powder, sugar, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well, add water and cook covered till the gravy reaches the desired consistency.
- Gently add the fish kofta balls to the gravy and simmer for 2 minutes on low heat.
- Top with cream and remove the curry fish balls.
- Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve delicious fish kofta curry with hot rice.