Friday, 4 September 2015

Bhappa Hilsa Fish

Bhappa Hilsa Fish
6 pieces of Hilsa fish
1 Garlic clove
3 tbsp of Mustard seeds washed and soaked in water
1 tsp Poppy seeds
2 tbsp Curd
4 Green chillies slit
Salt to taste
1 tsp Turmeric powder
2 tbsp Mustard Oil

Marinate the fish with 1/2 tsp Tumeric powder and salt. Drain the water out of the mustard seeds, take a grinding jar. Add the mustard seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, 1 green chilli and curd. Grind it into a fine paste. Add 1 tbsp or more water if required. It should be a thick paste. Strain the paste. Add mustard oil, salt and the remaining turmeric powder into the paste. Mix it. Apply the paste on the fish. Take a steel vessel with a tight lid on top. Transfer the fishes in the box add the chillies. Cover the lid. Put it in a steamer and steam it till done. Serve it hot with hot Steamed Rice.

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