Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Recipe # 2 " steamed fish my style"

             My dad is on diet, okay... he is supposed to be :P, with me being his diet inspector, he is finding it tough !! Fried fish is a big "No NO" for him, so i thought i ll make some fish Paturi(bengali steamed fish) but he hates the pungency of, i ended up making paturi without mustard or curd or mint..

Ingredients required:

Fish fillets - 6

 For the marinade:

turmeric powder - 1 tsp
chilli powder - 2 tsp
coriander powder -1 tsp
salt- required amount
ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
lemon juice
1 onion cut into rings.

Banana leaves to wrap the fish


1.Wash the fish well, make sure the fillets are fleshy.
2. mix all the turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, coriander powder,ginger-garlic paste and lemon juice in a bowl
3. marinate the fish fillet in the mixture
4. let the marinated fish sit for an hour
5. keep the onion rings in a bowl of water for a few minutes
6.Apply some oil on the plantain leaf, add an onion ring and wrap a piece of the marinated fish.(follow the same, for the rest of the fillets)
7.tie it with a thread or use a toothprick to close the wrap. make sure, it stays intact, cause you dont want the marinade running all over..
8. cook it for 10 - 15 minutes, in a "idly cooker" or a "bamboo steamer" if u got one..
9. Unwrap the plantain leaf and serve the steamed fish with rice.. AWESOMENESS :D

Bengalis add mustard paste to steamed fish, while malayalis add coconut paste!

images: google

i somehow forget to take pictures after cooking, only in d middle of the hogging spree do i get reminded.. :(