Surmai Fish Kofta Recipe

Surmai Fish Kofta is a famous dish in Pakistan. It is not easy to make Fish Kofta but the recipe that is mention here made it simple to cook Fish Kofta at home easily. All you need to take care of Fish Koftas that can be break if you stir them with spoon gently tilt the pan from side to side so that all Koftas are covered with gravy.

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Aliumair from Karachi
Ingredients
  1. For Koftas:
  2. 1) Surmai Fish ( Approax 1 to 2 kg )
  3. 2) Cumin (white) 1 tsp
  4. 3) Red chilies 1 tsp
  5. 4) Black pepper 1 tsp
  6. 5) Green chilies (crushed) 4 only
  7. 6) Coriander (green, thinly cut) 1 bunch
  8. 7) Mint 1 bunch
  9. 8) Salt to taste
  10. 9) Lemons 2 only
  11. 10) Eggs 1 only
  12. For gravy:
  13. 1) Black pepper 1 tsp
  14. 2) Red chilies 1 tsp
  15. 3) White cumin powder 1 tsp
  16. 4) Green chilies finely cut 4 only
  17. 5) Mint thinly cut 1/2 bunch
  18. 6) Salt to taste
  19. 7) Lemons 1 only
  20. 8) Egg 1 only
  21. 9) Onion thinly cut 2 only
  22. 10) Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  23. 11) Ginger/ garlic paste 1 tbsp
  24. 12) Red chilies powder 1 tbsp
  25. 13) Turmeric 1 tsp
  26. 14) Salt to taste
  27. 15) Yogurt 1/2 cup
  28. 16) Oil 1 cup
Method
  • 1) Remove fish skin and bone ( Surmai or any other variety )
  • 2) cut it into small pieces and wash it.
  • 3) Marinate fish pieces with salt, vinegar and garlic for half an hour and
  • then wash it.
  • 4) Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Rub again on fish pieces white
  • cumin
  • 5) vinegar, salt and fry them in the frying pan until water dries up and
  • pieces turn brown.
  • 6) In a bowl place fish pieces and crush them with hand to make mince.
  • 7) Add all ingredients of koftas in this mince and mix well till cooking
  • time.
  • 8) In another pan heat oil and brown onion in it. Place fried onion on
  • newspaper to absorb its oil and make it crispy.
  • 9) In a bowl mix all the ingredients of gravy, then pour them in a pan and
  • add fried onion (first crush it by hands).
  • 10) Add half cup of water to mix all masalas and cook until water dries up.
  • 11) Stir-fry until oil floats on top. Now add enough water to make gravy and
  • cook on low flame.
  • 12) In this gravy place koftas and cook on low flame until koftas are
  • tender.
  • 13) (Do not cover the pan and don’t stir, as koftas will break.) Then
  • lower the flame and simmer.
  • 14) If required add half cup of water and cook until oil floats on top and
  • good odor comes out.
  • 15) Surmai koftas can be served with naan, chapatti or boiled rice.
Reviews & Discussions

The recipe of chiken kofta and the fish kofta look very similar but in the fish recipe the chef give nuggets type touch which children also like to eat.

  • areeba, khi
  • Tue 28 Jul, 2015

Fish Khofta are good but they are not easy to make because a person always fear that their Khoftas might get fragile.

  • Sana, Karachi
  • Wed 03 Jun, 2015

excellent fish kofta recipe i made fish kofta by boiling fish as mentioned on different websites it did not tasta good will try this one im sure it will be brilliant thanks

  • ali, west yorkshire
  • Wed 29 Sep, 2010