Fish keema(minced fish cooked with potatoes)

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
8 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Rohu or any kind of carp(Seabass will also go) : 2-3 pieces

Potato : 1(medium)

Onion : 1(chopped)

Ginger-garlic paste : 2 tablespoons

Tomato : 1(medium)

Green Chilli : 1 or 2(chopped finely)

Garam masala : [Cinnamon stick : 1(1/2"),Cardamom : 2-3 pods, Cloves : 3 pods]

Turmeric powder : 2 teaspoons

Coriander powder : 1 teaspoon

Red chilli powder : 1-2 teaspoon(optional)

Salt to taste

Oil : 2 tablespoons

Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


  • 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 tablespoons 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.


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