Fish Kofta balls are a yummy appetizer it goes very well with mayonnaise. Use fish with fewer bones for the recipes. It is an addictive snack.
Fish Kofta Balls Recipe | Meen Kola Urundai step by step pictures. Fish Kofta balls are a yummy appetizer it goes very well with mayonnaise.
Use fish with fewer bones for the recipes. You can also make the balls and freeze them, and fry them whenever you are about to eat. Now let's see how to prepare fish kofta balls.
These are mini meatballs prepared with fish flakes along with a few other ingredients. It is made as a ball and then deep-fried or air-fried to perfection. Easy to make snack or starter in just 10 mins.
They are kids friendly.
Perfect for snack or starter.
They are gluten-free and nut-free.
How to prepare the fish
Bring water to boil in a saucepan to this add in the cleaned fish along with salt and a pinch of turmeric powder and cook till the fish is done. Allow it to cool down and then discard the bones.
If using canned fish drain the water completely and squeeze out the excess water and separate the fish flakes.
With little prep work in place making them fish kofta balls is a breeze. You can prep them over the weekend and use them during the week.
- Clean and prep the fish flakes as mentioned above. If using canned fish you may just drain the water and use them directly.
- Cook or Steam the potatoes and mash them well.
- Chop the onions just before cooking. Never freeze the chopped onions.
What is kofta made of?
It is made of fish flakes along with potato, onion, and spice powders. Make them into a ball and deep fry them to perfection.
How to select the fish for kofta?
Select the fish with fewer bones. Tender and fresh fish works well. I prefer tuns, salmon, or kingfish for kofta balls.
How to make Fish Kofta
1. In a mixing bowl add the fish flakes.
2. To this add finely chopped onions and boiled and mashed potato.
3. Next add turmeric powder, chili powder, fennel seeds, and finely chopped green chili. Also, add in curry leaves for flavor.
4. Mix everything together and finally add the rice flour.
5. Mix everything to form a smooth dough. Divide it into equal portions and shape it to form small balls.
6. Heat oil on a pan for deep frying. Once it’s hot add in the balls and deep fry
7. Cook till it's golden brown on a medium flame.
Fish balls are a fantastic appetizer for the team time you may also serve them as a starter. Goes well with ketchup, mayonnaise, or even cheese dips.
Kofta balls freeze well for days together. All you have to do is to shape them as balls put them in freezer bags or zip locks and freeze. It keeps well for 3 - 4 months. Just before cooking thaw for 10 mins and you can deep fry or air fry as you prefer.
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Fish Kofta Balls
Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml
- ¼ kg Fish
- 1 Onion
- 2 Potato medium sized
- 2 Green Chilli
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 tsp Fennel seeds
- 1 tsp Chili powder
- ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
- Salt as needed
- 3 tbsp Rice flour
- Oil for deep frying
- In a mixing bowl add the fish flakes.
- To this add finely chopped onions and boiled and mashed potato.
- Next add turmeric powder, chili powder, fennel seeds, and finely chopped green chili. Also, add in curry leaves for flavor.
- Mix everything together and finally add the rice flour.
- Mix everything to form a smooth dough. Divide it into equal portions and shape it to form small balls.
- Heat oil on a pan for deep frying. Once it’s hot add in the balls and deep fry
- Cook till it's golden brown on a medium flame.
- Makes a yummy appetizer.
- Tastes good with mayonnaise
- Adjust the spiciness as per your preference.
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist, the nutrition value provided here is an estimate. It will vary based on the quantity and brands of the products used.
Note: This post is originally from 2018. I have updated with a new Recipe card, Pictures, and video now.