Steamed Mustard Fish Recipe


1 kg. Hilsa
1 tsp Yellow mustard seeds
1 tsp Black mustard seeds
Salt, to taste
1 tsp Catch turmeric powder
2-3 green chilies
1 inch-ginger
3 tbsp mustard oil

Accompaniments with Steamed Mustard Fish:

  • Rice
  • Roti/Kulcha/Puri
  • Sliced Onions, Pickle



1)  Clean the fish well from outside as well as inside. Sprinkle salt and half of the Catch turmeric powder. Make a smooth paste of yellow mustard seeds, black mustard seeds, green chillies, ginger and salt.

2) Take a pressure cooker, add 3 cups of water and place a ring in it.

3) Take a pan and place the fish in it. Place the pan on the ring in the pressure cooker. Add remaining Catch turmeric powder to prepared paste.

4) Apply paste liberally on the fish. Pour mustard oil on top. Adjust seasoning. Cover with lid and steam for 8-10 mins. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes/Suggestions:

  • You can adjust the spices as per your taste.

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