Steamed fish in mustard sauce


  • 4 hilsha fish/basa/bhetki
  • 1 1/2 tbs black mustard paste
  • 100 gms yoghurt
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4-5 green chillies slit
  • 2 tbs green chilli paste
  • 1 tbs cashew nut paste
  • 4 tbs mustard oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon zest
  • Diced lemon


  • Allow some water to boil
  • Mix all the ingredients
  • Place the fish in a bowl
  • Pour over the mixture over the fish
  • Sprinkle lemon zest
  • Place diced lemon
  • Place sliced lemon
  • Place slit green chilli
  • Drizzle mustard oil from top
  • Cover it with aluminium foil
  • Place it over boiling water
  • Lid it on
  • Simmer it for 20 minutes

Serve hot with steamed rice

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