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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fish Keema(Minced fish cooked with potatoes)

Keema, is a traditional Indian or Pakistani preperation, mainly with lamb or goat meat. Keema, means minced meat. Minced meat are cooked and then served as a side dish with roti/chapati/rice. Sometimes, keemas are also used as a stuffing for Samosa(savory) or naan(oven cooked Indian bread). In bengali cuisine, as we are mostly fish eater, we make keemas from fish also. Fish keema tastes extremely well as a side dish with dal and rice. It can be eaten with rotis, too.

Here goes the recipe ::::::::::::
Ingredients :
Rohu or any kind of carp(Seabass will also go) : 2-3 pieces
Potato : 1(medium)
Onion : 1(chopped)
Ginger-garlic paste : 2 tblsp.
Tomato : 1(medium)
Green Chilli : 1 or 2(chopped finely)
Bay leaf : 1
Garam masala : [Cinnamon stick : 1(1/2"),Cardamom : 2-3 pods, Cloves : 3 pods]
Turmeric powder : 2 tsp.
Coriander powder : 1 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 1-2 tsp.(optional)
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tblsp.
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :
  • For this recipe, take fish fillets. Cook the fish in boiled water with a tsp. of salt or pressure cook them for 3-4 minutes. Take them out, when cool, mash the fish pieces after seperating the fish bones and skins. Don't throw the excess fish cooked water. Keep it.
  • Cut potatoes in small chunks. Chop onion and tomato.
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry the potato pieces with a pinch of salt. Keep aside. In the same oil, add bay leaf and all the whole spices under garam masala.
  • When they start to crackle, add chopped onions. When onions turn brown, add ginger-garlic paste, stir for a minute, then add tomatoes, green chillies, turmeric, chilli and coriander powder. Add 2 tblsp. water in it and fry the masala well.
  • Add fried potato pieces, mashed up fish and fish cooked water. Stir fry for another 2-3 minutes. Add little more water, about 1/3 cup. Season with salt and cover with a lid. 
  • When potatoes are cooked and water dries up completely, give it a good stir and remove from heat. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
This fish keema goes extremely well with any dal(lentil curry) and rice combo. Try it out............

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 / by / 10 Comments


  1. Looks yum though I dont eat fish :)

  2. kabe firle ar kamon ghurle? nischi khub anondo korecho ei somoye bhalo enjoy kara jay kolkatay. amio chollum ei saturday.
    ei dish ta darun Indrani. bookmarked ami banachhi.

  3. fabulous looking dish...sounds great..
    you re welcome in my space..
    Tasty appetite

  4. Wat a gorgeous recipe..sounds awesome dear..

  5. Looks so delicious and inviting,nice recipe.

  6. Hi Indrani
    Kolkata theke kokhon phirlay ? Macher keema dekhte khub bhalo hoyeche. Ami ki Bhetki maach use korte pari? Ote kaata onek kom thake.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Slurp, droolworthy kheema soo tempting..

  8. Very different recipe, looks very delicious.

  9. Wow! that looks fantastic... very nice color and done just right.Fish lovers will definitely grab it all! Nice pictures Indrani..

    US Masala


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