Steamed Mustard Fish Or Bapa Sarsoe Maach as the Bengalis call it . Its a traditional dish, and very popular ! Easy to make and delicious ! Usually prepared with Hilsa fish, but i have made it with Basa , Salmon and Cod also be used !
Basa fish …. 200 gms, cut into pieces
Yellow mustard .. 3 tbsp do not add more if eating first time then reduce it , its hot and can cause burning sensation in the throat !
Turmeric pwd.. 1 teasp
Coconut milk .. 1 cup or more as per taste.
Cumin seed..2 teasp
Green chillies ..2
Salt mas per taste and red chilli pwd.. 1/4 th teasp
Mustard oil ..1 teasp
Green corinder chopped
Rub the turmeric, red chilli pwd, oil a teasp and salt into the fish. U can add lil lime juice too if u want .marinate for an hour atleast!
Soak the mustard seeds in water for 1/2 hr or more .
Grind to paste, mustard seeds, cumin seeds , salt and green chillies.it should be a smooth paste , add water if required.
Add this to the coconut milk, mix it .
There are different ways of steaming this.
In iddli cooker, put pieces and the mustard mixture over it and steam .15 mts.
Or put the fish pieces in a steel tiffin box, and pour the mustard mixture over it. Cover it with the lid and put in a vessel with boiling water.cook for 20 mts!
Bake at 200 c for 15 mts.
I just put everything in a kadai, covered it cooked for 20 mts, add lil more coconut milk, and Turmeric if required! U can also add another teaspoon of mustard oil if u like.
Serve hot with boiled rice.
Basa fish pieces marinated. I added one teaspoon mustard oil in this.
Added three pieces of full spinach leaves just before removing fron fire.
My twist to this recipe. 🐠🐟