Bringing together Indian spices and cool coconut relish, this street-food inspired fish kofta recipe is bursting with gentle chilli heat and fresh fragrant herbs. There is quite a long ingredients list but don’t be daunted it is relatively easy to bring the dish together

Ingredients For Fish Kofta

4 x 140g cod fillets from Walter Purkis & Sons
1 lemon, zested
2m piece of ginger, peeled and grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 green chilli, finely chopped
½ tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. cumin seeds
2 cardamom pods, seeds removed and crushed
30g breadcrumbs
A handful of dill, chopped
A handful of coriander leaves, chopped
Sea salt flakes & freshly ground black pepper
Rapeseed oil, for frying
2 flatbreads, to serve
50ml natural yoghurt

For the coconut relish

50g desiccated coconut
½ red onion, finely diced
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
Handful of coriander leaves, chopped
Handful of mint leaves, chopped
Sea salt flakes & freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. caster sugar

Cooking Method For Fish Kofta

Cut the cod into small chunks, and add this to a food processor. Mix together the ginger, garlic, chili, turmeric, cumin and cardamom. Add the spice mix to the food processor and then pulse until combined.

Add the breadcrumbs and a little salt and pepper to taste. Blend again until the mix comes together.

Form the mix into small koftas balls by rolling between your hands, allowing them to fit comfortably in your palm. Once formed, place onto a tray and chill in the fridge for half an hour.

In a small bowl, combine the coconut, onion, chili, lime juice, coriander, mint, and caster sugar. Season with a little salt and pepper, to taste.

Add a little rapeseed oil to a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the koftas for three to four minutes, until they are cooked through and golden. Turn the koftas a couple of times while frying.

Warm the flat breads on a warm griddle. Layer the breads with koftas, coconut relish and natural yoghurt. If you like, you can also serve with chili sauce.

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This fish kofta recipe and image credits are from Seafish.  More recipes on the Love Seafood website