From "Indian & Chinese Cooking from the Himalayan Rim," by Copeland Marks. A boatman paddling his canoe on one of the lakes in the beautiful vale of Kashmir fell in love with a girl called Noori. In order to declare his affection, he prepared a luscious platter of fish balls from his family recipe and presented it to her. They lived happily ever after, as the recipe is named after his beloved Noori.
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- 2 lbs fresh fish (could be fresh water such as pike or whitefish or saltwater such as flounder)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger, chopped finely
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped finely
- 1 teaspoon fresh hot green chili pepper, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 tablespoons softly cooked yellow split peas
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed
- 1 whole dried hot red chili pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato
- 1 tablespoon corn oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander, for garnish
- 1In a food processor, process together the fish, onion, ginger, garlic, green chili, salt, garam masala, and split peas. With the mixture, form balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
- 2Put the water in a pan or skillet and bring to a boil. Add the balls, one at a time, and cook over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Remove the balls.
- 3To the broth in the pan, add the yogurt, fennel seed, whole red chili, tomato and oil. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat for 15 minutes.
- 4Return the fish balls to the sauce and cook for 5 minutes more.
- 5Serve warm with pilau (flavored rice), garnished with fresh coriander.
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Nutritional Facts for Noori Kofta - Boatman's Fish Ball
Serving Size: 1 (157 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 57.1
- Calories from Fat 20
- Total Fat 2.2 g
- Saturated Fat 0.9 g
- Cholesterol 5.3 mg
- Sodium 411.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 6.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
- Sugars 3.2 g
- Protein 2.8 g
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