Tel Koi, Climbing Fish Curry  


Tel Koi is an authentic Bengali recipe. Koi is available in Indian fish store. I am very fond of fish so whenever I go to the fish market I always try to buy Koi.

Serving Size: 2

Cooking Time: 30 mins


  1. 4 pieces Tel Koi
  2. 1 Tomato
  3. 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  4. 100 gm Beaten Curd
  5. 1 Onion
  6. 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  7. 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  8. 1 tsp Corriander powder
  9. 1 tsp Kalo Jeera
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Sugar to taste
  12. Mustard Oil
  13. 4-5 Green Chilly
  14. 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder

Cooking Procedure:

Take good pieces of fish. Wash it properly.


Mix tomato paste, onion paste with ginger garlic paste and cumin corriander powder in a different bowl.


Beaten Curd


Marinate the fish with turmeric powder and salt. Fry the fish , till they turn deep golden on both sides. Keep aside. Add two green chilies and kalo jeera to the oil. When the seeds splutter, add onion paste. Stir well. Add the jeera, dhania and red chili powder, salt and little sugar. Fry, till oil leaves the sides. Then pour tomato and beaten curd. Stir well . Let the gravy boil for a couple of minutes. If necessary add little water. Add the fish to this gravy, slit rest of the chilies and add it to the gravy. Cover the lid for 5-10 mins.


Serving Suggestion:

Pour a little oil over the fish and serve with steamed rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro.


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2 Responses to Tel Koi, Climbing Fish Curry

  1. SC says:

    This is a fantastic recipe. We all loved it. Very simple, fast and not too spicy. Thank you for the recipe.

    • milidutta says:

      If you are lucky if you get this fish in the market now. Even though you get this fish it will burn your pocket.

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