Surmai fish kofta

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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.


  • Fish
  • salt
  • vinegar
  • Garlic paste
  • White Cumin
  • Onions
  • oil

Step by Step 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.