Tel Koi (Climbing Perch Fish Curry - Bengali Style) | How to make Tel Koi (Climbing Perch Fish Curry - Bengali Style)

By Bethica Das  |  8th Apr 2018  |  
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Tel Koi (Climbing Perch Fish Curry - Bengali Style)by Bethica Das
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    15

    mins
  • Serves

    2

    People

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About Tel Koi (Climbing Perch Fish Curry - Bengali Style) Recipe

This is a very popular Bengali fish curry of Koi Maach / Climbing Perch Fish which is cooked in a simple thin gravy. It is traditional cooked in mustard oil for an authentic flavour with minimum of spices. It is best relished with plain steamed rice and with a dash of lime.

Tel Koi (Climbing Perch Fish Curry - Bengali Style)

Ingredients to make Tel Koi (Climbing Perch Fish Curry - Bengali Style)

  • 2 koi fish, cleaned
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. panch phoron (equal quantities of fennel, fenugreek, mustard, cumin & nigella seeds)
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp. ra mustard oil

How to make Tel Koi (Climbing Perch Fish Curry - Bengali Style)

  1. Mix together ginger paste, cumin powder and turmeric powder along with some water to form a paste. Keep aside.
  2. Marinate the fish with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder for 5-10 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish till golden in colour on both sides. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Temper the same oil with panch phoron. Saute for a few seconds and then add the masala paste. Fry till the oil separates and then add 1 cup water.
  4. Bring it to a boil. Add the salt, green chilies and the fried fish. Simmer on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  5. When done, switch off the flame and add the mustard oil. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve on a bed of plain steamed rice.

Reviews for Tel Koi (Climbing Perch Fish Curry - Bengali Style) (1)

Hema Mallik6 months ago

Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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