Ilish Macher Paturi/Hilsa Steamed In Banana Leaf Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

A slice of Hilsa coated in ground coconut, mustard and spices, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed.

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Ilish Macher Paturi/Hilsa Steamed In Banana Leaf

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Ingredients for Ilish Macher Paturi/Hilsa Steamed In Banana Leaf Recipe

  • 24 gram Salt
  • 2 gram Sugar
  • 2 gram Turmeric powder
  • 40 gram Coconut
  • 8 Green chillies Nos
  • 50 gram Yogurt
  • 20 milliliter Mustard oil
  • 40 gram Mustard seeds brown and yellow soaked overnight and drained
  • 3 piece Ilish mach cut into cm thick 400 gms
  • No.s Banana leaves depending on the fish parcels to be made

Directions: Ilish Macher Paturi/hilsa Steamed In Banana Leaf Recipe

step 1

  • STEP 1.grind together 40 gm soaked mustard seeds, 4 green chilies and 100 ml water to make a smooth paste. Add 40 gm chopped coconut and grind again till smooth. Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl.

step 2

  • STEP this add 50 gm beaten yogurt and 20 ml mustard oil. Mix well using the folding motion to incorporate all the oil.

step 3

  • STEP a bowl, place the 400 gm of 3 cm thick sliced fish. Pour the ground mixture over the fish and coat it well, filling the cavities of the cut fish.

step 4

  • STEP 1.keep fish aside to marinate for 15 minutes.

step 5

  • STEP 1.wash and cut banana leaves. Each piece should measure 20 cm by 50 cm.

step 6

  • STEP 1.on low heat gently toast the sheets on a tawa, pressing them down gently with a cloth and ensuring the y heat evenly. This will prevent the leaves from cracking when folded.

step 7

  • STEP 1.slit 3 to4 green chilies, 1 for each piece of fish.

step 8

  • STEP 1.spoon a layer of mustard paste in the center of the banana leaf, set and ilish mach (hilsa fish) on it. Top off with some more paste and a slit green chili.

step 9

  • STEP 1.carefully fold the leaf over the fish to form a neat parcel. The leaf should be large enough to completely wrap the fish.

step 10

  • STEP 1.tie the parcel with a cotton string. Wind twice over for added security. Tie a bow and cut off the excess string.

step 11

  • STEP 1.add 1 tsp of oil to a hot pan and let it heat. Place the paturi side by side on the pan/ tawa and cover with a lid.

step 12

  • STEP 1.cover the pan and steam the fish parcel on low heat for 5 minutes. Then turn the parcel over, cover and steam for another 5 minutes

step 13

  • STEP 1.unwrap the parcel and serve the fish as is, with steamed rice.
calories per serving
18 g Fat6 g Protein14 g Carbs7 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
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
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Recipe By Slurrp