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Steamy Mustard Fish (bengali Style)

Steamy mustard fish (bengali style)

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Steamy Mustard Fish (bengali Style) Recipe, How To Make Steamy Mustard Fish (bengali Style) Recipe

A bengali favorite Bhetki (Sheephead) fished wrapped in banana leaf with mustard paste and cooked in steam through slow cooking.

Bengali style recipe, goes best with white rice.

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How to make Steamy mustard fish (bengali style)

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Prep time
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40 mins
Total time
40 mins
Steamy mustard fish (bengali style)
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Fishes & sea-foods
Servings : 6 persons
Published date : November 18, 2016

Ingredients used in Steamy mustard fish (bengali style)
• 1 kilogram bhetki (sheephead) fish - around 10-12 pieces - 12 piece.
• Banana leaf big - 1 big.
• Grated coconut - 1 cup.
• Mustard seeds paste 100 gms - 100 ml.
• Mustard oil - 4 tablespoons.
• Salt - 1 teaspoons.
• Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Green chillies - 10 numbers.
• Stitching thread - 1 numbers.

1. Take about 1 kg of Bhetki Fish cut into medium sized pieces ( 10 to 12 pieces), bone less if possible. 2. Take one large banana leaf (not very matured) enough to wrap the fish pieces .Cut into rectangles(6x10)pieces. 3. Take the grated coconut and keep in a bowl. Make a paste of about 100 gms of mustard seeds. Also make a paste of about 10 green chilies. Keep all the ingredients ready. 4. Mix the grated coconut, mustard seed paste, green chili paste, salt (1 teaspoon),turmeric powder(1/2 teaspoon) and 2 tablespoon of mustard oil in a bowl. 5. Take banana leave pieces over a dish, take mixed paste 1 table spoon on the piece of banana leaves, place one piece of fish on the paste and put another table spoon of paste on the top of fish piece so as to cover the fish piece by the paste from both sides. 6. Fold the banana leaf to wrap the content from all sides and tie with a piece of thread or a toothpick. Repeat the process for all the fish pieces. 7. Heat a frying pan coated with little mustard oil 8. Place the wrapped fish pieces ( say 5 pieces at a time) on the heated pan and roast for 6-7 minutes covering the pan with a lid. 9.Take off the lid to turn the wrapped fish pieces in order to roast the other side. 10. When all the fish pieces are cooked, take it on a big dish. 11. The baked fish and the gravy is taken out from the banana leaves and served with hot rice. Steaming the fish in banana leaf makes the fish very soft and tasty.

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