Fish Kofta with Spice Tomato Sauce
|White fish fillets||1 Kilogram (2 1/4 Pound - such as cod)|
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm)|
|Chilli pepper/1/4 teaspoon chilli powder||1|
|Coriander||1 Bunch (100 gm)|
|Groundnut oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm)|
|Ground coriander||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
Bring a large quantity of water to the boil. Add salt, pepper, the clove, the bay leaf and the fish. Remove the fish from the pan when cooked (keeping the cooking liquid) and leave it to cool on a plate.
Remove the seeds from the chilli pepper and chop the pepper finely. Peel and chop the onion into small pieces. Cut up the coriander leaves, keep a few to one side for decoration.
In a food processor, roughly chop the fish, chilli pepper, coriander and half the onions. Add the egg and breadcrumbs and mix together to make a smooth paste. Roll this mixture into equal-sizes balls and put them on a plate
Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Cook the fish balls in small batches, a few at time, for 3 minutes per batch. Drain on kitchen paper and put them to one side on a plate.
Heat the rest of the butter and cook the ramaining chopped onions until golden with the chopped garlic, turmeric, cumin, ground coriander, ginger and salt. Dice the tomatoes, add to the pan, and cook for 10 minutes, stiring freqently. Add 500ml (18fl oz) of the liquid used to cook the fish and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
Add the fish balls and let them cook for 3 minutes on a low heat. Serve in a dish sprinkled with the rest of the coriander.