Sorshe machh kola patamure Bengali fish cooked in banana leaves
You will need
Rohu / Hilsa fish – 500 g 1/ 4 cup ( 50 g ) mustard seeds Salt or to taste 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 2 teaspoon / 20 ml mustard oil 4 banana leaves
Clean the fish, cut into pieces and set aside. Wash mustard seeds and grind to a paste. Add just enough water to retain a paste – like consistency. Mix with salt and turmeric powder. Apply this paste and then some oil on each piece of fish. Then wrap each in a banana leaf.
Steam the wrapped fish in an idli cooker or a perforated container, placed inside a large utensil, one third filled with boiling water ( container should be above water ). Cover and leave over a low flame till the fish is cooked. Serve hot with lemon wedges and rice.