Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 4 persons
Fish : Standard pieces. 1/2 kg. Hilsa fish which is also known as Illish in some parts of India is perfect for this recipe.
Mustard seeds : 3 tablespoon
Green chillies : 6-7
Curd : 2 teaspoon
Oil : 4 tablespoon preferably mustard oil
Turmeric powder : 1/3 teaspoon
Small cardamon : 2
Ginger: 1/2 inch piece
Garlic : 3-4 cloves
Salt to taste.
Water: 1/2 cup
Method : Marinate the fish with salt and turmeric powder and keep aside. Grind the mustard seeds, 2 green chillies, cardamon, ginger and garlic into a paste by adding a liitle water.
Now in a bowl, mix the grinded paste and the curd and add the fish pieces, mustard oil and rest green chillies cut into slit. The fish pieces should be evenly coated with the mustard paste.
Now, place the fish pieces in an aluminium foil and steam for 10 minutes on a double boiler over flame or cook in a steamer.
Open the foil just before serving. Serve hot with rice.