September 24, 2011

Tel Koi or Koi Fish in Mustard Oil Based Gravy


1.Koi-4 big size
2.Mustard Oil-1/2 cup
3.Turmeric powder- 1Tablespoon,
4. Coriander powder-2 Teaspoon,
5.Cumin powder-2 tsp,
6.Yoghurt 2tbsp
7.Red chili powder-according to taste,
8.Indian or Thai green chili-4,
9.Cilantro-to garnish,
10.Tomato puree-1Tbsp
11.Onion juice-4tbsp,ginger paste 1 tsp, garlic paste 1/2 tsp
12.salt-to taste , sugar to taste
13.Bay leaf 1,cardamom pods 2,cloves 2,cinnamon stick 1/2" long




1. Marinate the fish with turmeric powder and salt. Let it stand for 1/2 an hour.
    Heat oil in wok, when it smokes, simmer.

2. Fry one fish at a time, till they turn deep golden on both sides. Take them out from the 
    wok and keep aside.

3. Now in the same oil add 2 green chillies and lightly fry them.In the meanwhile make a
    paste of ginger,cumin,coriander,turmeric,red chilli powder, tomato puree and keep
    aside.Now take the yoghurt and beat with a fork and make sure there is no lump in the
    yoghurt.When the green chilies are lightly fried add the garlic paste and the onion juice
    and fry for 30 seconds.

4. After 30 seconds add the masala paste which you made before and some salt and sugar
    and fry till oil separates from the masala.When oil starts separating from masala add the  
    beaten yoghurt and fry on high for 1 minute.

5. After 1 minute add 1/2 cup of water to it and the fried fish and bring the gravy to boil for
    5-7 minutes.

6. After boiling the gravy off the stove and place the Tel Koi in a serving bowl and garnish 
     with cilantro and serve with steamed rice.

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