Bhapa Illish (Bengal Fish Recipe)

1/2 Kg Hilsa cut in big pieces
3 green chillies
1/2 cup mustard seeds
pinch of turmeric
2 tbsp grated coconut
salt to taste

Soak the mustard seeds in some warm water for about half hour before grinding them.
Marinate the fish pieces in salt.

Grind the mustard seeds, 2 green chillies and coconut to a fine paste.

Spread the fish out in a single layer in the pressure cooker separator containers.
Mix a pinch of turmeric with this paste and pour over the fish such that the pieces are all coated in the paste.

Pour a generous helping of mustard oil on the fish and paste.
Put in the pressure cooker and steam for 2 or 3 whistles, Serve.

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