Pôddar ilish paturi in the microwave

Main Dish
4 servings
25 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
4-6 slices of Ilish

Half teaspoon + 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

4-5 heaped tablespoons yellow mustard seeds

1 tablespoon khus khus/posto/poppy seeds

2.5 tablespoons plain yogurt

5 + 7-8 green chilies

5-6 tablespoons mustard oil


  • Grind to a smooth paste the mustard seeds, poppy seeds, half teaspoon turmeric powder and 4-5 green chilies. Use little water to wet grind.
  • Arrange the slices of fish in a shallow microwaveable glass dish. Slobber the spice mixture on the fish. Add the yogurt, slice lengthwise the remaining green chilies and add them too.
  • Top the fish pieces up with a teaspoon of turmeric powder, salt and drizzle the mustard oil. With a small spatula, evenly coat everything onto the fish pieces.
  • Cover with a cling wrap and keep for at least 10 minutes. Microwave the fish for 10 minutes. Serve the Ilish Maacher Paturi with steaming plain white rice.


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