Microwave Steamed Fish in a Bengali Mustard Sauceby Antara Navin

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Microwave Steamed Fish in a Bengali Mustard Sauceby Antara Navin
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  • By Antara Navin|
    Last updated on Mar 9th
  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves2People
Microwave Steamed Fish in a Bengali Mustard Sauce

Ingredients

  • 5 medium size skinless fish pieces
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp paprika or red chilly powder(adjust spice as per your preference)
  • 4 green chilli slit
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons + 2 teaspoon mustard oil
  • For Mustard paste :
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds(white)
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut
  • 4-6 green chilli ( adjust as per your taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste

Steps

  1. Wash and clean the fish pieces in cold water. Pat it dry with a kitchen towel. Drizzle some mustard oil over the fish pieces and rub them with a little salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric so that the fish is coated well on both sides. Keep it aside.
  2. Combine the mustard seeds, poppy seeds and the grated coconut and dry grind it in a mixer or food processor.
  3. Add the lemon juice, green chilli, turmeric, salt and grind it into a smooth paste by adding very little water(about 1/4 cup). The mustard paste is ready.
  4. Take out the mustard paste in a medium size bowl. Add 1.5 cup of water or as needed, salt as per taste, 4 tablespoons mustard oil, and paprika into the bowl.
  5. Mix well or blend all the ingredients in a blender for few seconds. Strain the mixture into a medium size bowl and discard the residue left in the strainer. You will get a brightly colored mustard sauce.
  6. Add salt and red chilly powder into the mustard sauce if needed.
  7. Grease a microwave oven safe container with mustard oil and place the marinated fish in a single layer and pour the mustard sauce over the fish,add the remaining green chilies,drizzle some oil on the top if you wish.
  8. Cover the container with a clingfilm. Cook in microwave at high for 5 minutes, take it out, remove the cover and stir the sauce.
  9. Cover again with a clingfilm, put it back in the microwave and again cook for 5 minutes. Take it out again, remove the cover, stir the sauce and flip the fish to the other side.
  10. Once again , cover the container and cook in the microwave for another 4-5 minutes or until the fish is completely baked. Do not overcook. The fish in bengali mustard sauce is ready.
  11. Please note that the cooking time may slightly vary with the power of the microwave, so adjust accordingly.
  12. Serve the Microwave Steamed Fish in Bengali Mustard Sauce with hot white rice.
My Tip: The mustard paste is made by grinding the mustard seeds finely in order to avoid bitterness. However , straining the mustard paste removes the bitterness of the mustard seeds altogether.
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    bina bedi 2 months ago

    Seems awesome. Just saved it to make it in a day or so !!

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    sasmita pradhan 2 months ago

    Thnk u so much.. :blush:

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    Antara Navin 2 months ago

    @Anupama : thanks

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    Antara Navin 2 months ago

    @sasmita : yes you can do it in gas too. Just put the fish along with the mustard sauce in a steel tiffin box. Put it in pressure cooker half filled with water and then close the lid and steam cook it for 15-20 minutes .do not put weight on the cooker

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    sasmita pradhan 2 months ago

    Can we make it in gas ..??if so..pls tell..hw to do this in gas..

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    Anupama Kumari 2 months ago

    Heavenly fish dish!

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