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Bengali Recipe -Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaf (Leaves)

Updated on August 2, 2012

This is a great recipe from the kitchen of Bengal (West Bengal of India). This recipe uses very less oil and spices, making it a good choice for the health conscious food lovers.


  • Rohu Fish 500 gm (If Rohu is not available you can use any other fish of your choice)
  • Mustard paste 50 Gms (Although homemade mustard paste is better, but you can use readymade mustard paste also)
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Green chili 2 no chopped
  • Mustard oil 4 tsp
  • Green and fresh banana leaves for wrapping
  • Salt to taste


Clean the fish pieces properly

Take the mustard paste in bowl

  • Add turmeric powder, green chilies, salt and oil and make a fine paste
  • Apply the paste on both sides of each fish pieces
  • Wrap it with the banana leaf and tie it with clean sewing thread
  • Steam it in a steamer or in an Idly cooker for 10 minutes
  • Serve hot with rice


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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      This is one of my favorite dish as my mother makes it very often. Thanks for sharing.

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      cupid51 7 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks Tkumah for your interest in Indian food. This one is healthy also!

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      cupid51 7 years ago from INDIA

      Thanks davidisaiah for your delightful comment!

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      Tkumah 7 years ago

      Wow, talking about going bananas, that fish sounds good.

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      davidisaiah 7 years ago from Klamath Falls, Oregon