Ilish Mach'R Paturi

Ilish Mach'R Paturi Recipe

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About Ilish Mach'r Paturi Recipe:

Ilish Macher Paturi is a typical 'East Bengal Dish'. To simplify, a Bengali platter can be also be distinguished in two categories depending upon the items present. People of erstwhile 'East Bengal' (present-day Bangladesh) are famous for their obsession for Hilsa or Ilish. Post partition, in 1947, many who migrated from East Bengal to West Bengal (In India) brought along their love for Hilsa to this side of the country as well. Today, Hilsa is a global sensation. 

It is primarily found in Bangladesh's Padma river, which is why it is also the National Fish of the country. Hilsa is one of the most expensive fishes you can ever find, because you cannot find it all year round, and its population is also receding. Which is why, even in Bengal nowadays people prepare Hilsa only on special ocassions, and this dish where Ilish fish is coated in mustard seeds paste and wrapped in banana leaves and steamed, adds to the joy. 

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  • 45 mins
  • 9 Ingredients
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Ingredients for Ilish Mach'R Paturi Recipe

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 g Sugar
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 10 g Coconut peeled
  • 12.50 g Beaten yogurt or curd
  • 1.75 Nos Green chilies
  • 3.75 g Mustard oil
  • 10 g Mustard seeds soaked overnight and drain the water
  • 70 gram Hilsa fish
Current Totals
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Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcium
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  • Vitamin A
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  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment


How to Make Ilish Mach'r Paturi Recipe

Cooking Directions


Cut and wash the banana leaves, gently toast them on heat


Place the marinated fish on the banana leaf, right in the middle. Add 1 tbsp of the paste and 1 slit green chili and cover it


Fold and wrap it carefully and tie with cotton string and cut the extra string. Brush a tawa with cooking/mustard oil


Let it fry one side at a time. Let it cook under the steam as well for 5 minutes and serve with hot steamed rice.

Steps To Prepare


Grind soaked mustard seeds, green chillies, water, chopped coconut, turmeric powder, salt and sugar until you get a paste


Now add yoghurt and mustard oil to the ground mix and mix well. The paste in which you have to marinate the fish is ready.


Take the fish pieces and run it through the paste until they are nicely covered in the paste and let it marinate for 15 minutes

Storage And Serving Method


Serve hot with rice and dal.