TEL KOI (Climbing Perch in oil.) ( KOU TELA Rasa)A very popular recipe cooked in many different ways
Koi fish 6 No ( 8 count), live ones, cut and dressed , slits made on both sides and marinated with salt and turmeric .
mixed into a paste the following
2 heap tsp cumin ,
2 heap tsp coriander ,
3/4 level tsp turmeric
1 level tsp red chili powder ,
1 level tsp green chili paste (optional),
1/6th level tsp sugar,
Saute the fish at high heat in little oil , 2 - 3 min on each side . Don't fry .
Add 60 to 75 ml mustard oil , heat to smoking and remove to cool a bit. Add the spice paste, and fry on low heat till oil comes out sprinkle water to prevent burn out .
Add 75 ml water .Lay the fish one by one on the pan . Cover and boil for 5 min. Turn the fish and open boil to drive out most moisture .
Garnish few green chili .
One variation I make with coriander and black pepper paste and no other spices
Eat with hot rice