Make way for Ilish Paturi, a delicacy that combines three of Bengal's greatest loves—the hilsa fish, the banana plant, and mustard. Hilsa fish is coated with a special spice mix that also contains MAGGI® coconut milk powder, before being laid on a banana leaf and steamed. This recipe, even though it looks complex, requires simple ingredients and no special technique.
- MAGGI® coconut milk powder (thick -add water to reach the desired consistency of coconut milk)100 ml
- Hilsa fish300g (whole thick roundels sliced)
- Mustard seed paste3 tbsp (soaked)
- Poppy seed paste2 tbsp (soaked)
- Green chilli paste4 nos
- Turmeric powder1 ½ tsp
- Mustard oil4 tbsp
- SaltTo taste
- Banana leafpoached in hot water
Prepare Ilish Paturi
- Step 1
Wash and dry the fish slice.
- Step 2
In a bowl, take poppy seed paste, mustard paste, green chilli paste, turmeric powder, coconut milk, mustard oil, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
- Step 3
Marinade the fish slice in the mixture for about 3-4 hours.
- Step 4
Take a piece of banana leaf, put a piece of marinated fish on centre of the leaf, and 2 spoons of the marinated mixture, wrap it & tie with thread. Finish all the pieces in the same way.
- Step 5
Steam in a steamer for 25-30 minutes.
Unwrap the banana leaf and serve hot.
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