ILish paturi

45 Minutes
Prep: 30 minutes (including marinade) | Cook: 15 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

4 pcs Hilsa fish/ thick pieces

2 tbsp Mustard seeds/ soaked overnight

8 Green chilli

½ cup Coconut/ peeled/ chopped

¼ cup Yoghurt/ beaten

Salt to taste

Sugar to taste

Turmeric powder

20 grams Mustard oil

2 Banana leaves

 

Process

  • Clean the fish and cut it in thick slices and keep it aside.
  • Drain the soaked mustard seed and add into the grinder add green chillies and water grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Add coconut, turmeric powder, salt and sugar and grind well and make a smooth paste.
  • Transfer this paste to a mixing bowl. Add the beaten yoghurt and mustard oil. Mix till the oil is fully incorporated.
  • Marinate the fish with the mixture and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, wash and cut up some banana leaf into rectangular sheets. Gently toast them on a pan set on medium heat. this will ensure that they don’t crack when folded. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Take a banana-leaf sheet. Spoon some mustard paste in the centre of the sheet. Set one piece of the fish on it. Top off with some more of the paste and a split green chilli.
  • Carefully wrap the fish with the banana leaf making sure that it is fully covered. Tie this parcels banana leaf with a cotton string.
  • In a pan add oil once hot, place the banana leave on it side by side.
  • Cover and steam the banana-leaf on low heat for 5 minutes on each side.
  • Unwrap and serve hot.
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