Kumro Patai Ilish Paturi Recipe - Hilsa Fish In Pumpkin Leaves
Kumro Patai Ilish Paturi Recipe, a recipe of West Bengal, made from hilsa fish cooked with spicy mustard paste. Perfect for weekday meals, you should definitely try this!
Kumro Patai Ilish Paturi (Marinated Hilsa In Pumpkin Leaves) is a recipe of West Bengal, India. Bengali food culture never been completed without fish. Ilish/ Hilsa is a most favorable fish for Bengali's and the recipe is from my Grandma, she used to make it so tasty even today.
Hilsa fish marinated mainly in mustard paste and other spices, then wrapped under pumpkin leaves then finally wrapped by banana leaves. After frying in a skillet banana leaves get burnt while the fish stay intact and steam cooked with marination and banana leaves. It’s a delicacy.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fish Recipes such as
- 4 Hilsa Fish , washed and cleaned
- 8 Pumpkin leaves , washed
- 4 Banana leaf , washed
- 1 tablespoons Yellow mustard seeds , ground to paste
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) , ground to paste
- 1 teaspoon Poppy seeds , ground to paste
- 1/2 cup Mustard oil
- 2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 tablespoon Green Chilli , ground to paste
- 4 Green Chillies , or red chilli powder, to taste
How to make Kumro Patai Ilish Paturi Recipe - Hilsa Fish In Pumpkin Leaves
To begin making the Kumro Patai Ilish Paturi Recipe, rub the clean fish pieces with salt and turmeric powder. Keep marinated for 30 minutes.
In a bowl, add black and yellow mustard seeds paste, poppy seeds paste, green chilli paste, salt, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon of mustard oil.
Mix it very well. In this mixture dip Hilsa shad/ ilish pieces. Let fish pieces in this mixture for 10 minutes.
Take two pumpkin leaves for 1 fish piece. Now take 1 fish piece along with 1 tablespoon of marinade and place it on over 2 pumpkin leaves.
Fold the pumpkin leaves. Take a banana leaf, then place folded pumpkin leaves on it, add 1 green chilli and 1 teaspoon of mustard oil on it. Wrap the banana leaves and secure it with string. Do same with all fish pieces.
In a skillet or shallow frying pan heat 2 tablespoons of mustard oil. Add banana leaves packet on it. Fry in medium heat for 10 minutes, cover the lid then flip it up and fry for another 10 minutes. Take it out in a serving plate.
Kumro Patai Ilish Paturi Recipe - Hilsa Fish In Pumpkin Leaves is part of the Recipe Contest: Lost Recipes From Ancestral Kitchens