The tradition of this dish requires preparing it in a tightly closed tiffin box carefully placed in the middle of a large wok or kadai with water boiling around. But preparing the same in microwave involves very minimal effort with a turn out exactly similar in taste.
Ingredients: Cooking time:15 minutes
ü 6 pieces of Hilsa
ü 2 tbs of yellow mustard seeds
ü 6-7 green chillies
ü 1 tsp turmeric powder
ü salt to taste
ü Mustard oil for cooking
(Note: Mustard oil is crucial to this preparation as the pungent smell of mustards lends the dish an exotic flavour.)
1) Make a paste of mustard seeds and 4 green chillies. In a microwave proof bowl mix in the mustard paste with mustard oil, turmeric powder and salt.
2) Wrap the fish pieces carefully in this mixture. For garnish slit the remaining green chillies and arrange them on top.
3) Now place this bowl in a steamer. I put my idli steamer to work. Pour one glass of water in the steamer and place the bowl safely in it. Put the lid on and cook on micro mode for 10 minutes. Drizzle 1 tbs of oil on top before serving.
4) Serve hot with rice. Yummy!!