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Bhapa Rui or Steamed Rohu with spices

Indrani Dhar
15 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Bhapa Rui or Steamed Rohu with spices RECIPE

Bhapa Rui or Steamed Rohu is a very traditional bengali recipe of cooking fish which is very healthy and gives an excellent taste. Healthy in the sense that you need very less oil to cook this dish. You need very less ingredients and very less time to cook this dish, but do not alter the recipe or ingredients. If you're expecting a sudden guest, you can prepare this dish and dish out this serve a simple but exotic dish to your guests in no time.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Steaming
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Rohu Fish : 4 pieces
  2. mustard Oil : 2 tblsp.(for frying fish) + 1 tsp.
  3. Black mustard seeds : 1 tblsp.
  4. Yellow mustard seeds : 1 tblsp.
  5. Poppy seeds : 1 tblsp.
  6. Green chilli : 2+2
  7. Curd/yoghurt : 2 tblsp.
  8. salt to taste
  9. sugar : 1/2 tsp.
  10. Fresh coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Marinate the fish pieces with a pinch of turmeric powder and little salt. Keep aside for 10-15 minutes. Heat 1-2 tblsp. oil on a tawa and fry the fish pieces very lightly on both sides.
  2. Prepare a paste grinding poppy seeds, black and white mustard seeds , a pinch of salt and 1-2 green chillies with very little water added. In a bowl, take yoghurt, above prepared paste , sugar and salt to taste.
  3. Mix together and coat the fish pieces with this paste.
  4. If you're baking in oven, then take a oven-proof dish, place the fish pieces coated with yoghurt-mustard paste. Drizzle a little mustard oil over the bowl. Drop 1-2 slitted green chillies. Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Cover the bowl with an aluminium foil and bake for 10-12 mins. in 180 degreeC.
  6. I did in my steamer, so I put the bowl inside my steamer and steamed it for 10-15 minutes. You can make it inside a pressure cooker, too. Place the bowl inside a pressure cooker,close the lid, then remove the whistle. Steam it for 7-8 mins.
  7. Serve immediately with hot rice.

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Kanak Patel
Kanak Patel   Feb-07-2017


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