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Steamed fish

Steamed fish

Assam's love for fish is legendary.  There are many rivers in Assam and these rivers are sources of some wondetful river fishes. There are hundreds of different procedures of cooking fish curries. Originally steamed fish was cooked in banana leaf. Banana leaf was wrapped around the fish. But using silver or alluminium foil instead of banana leaf is a modern idea. It may be because in cities banana leaf is not very much available. It is easier to cook in silver or alluminium foil. The taste differs in both the case. But it doesn't taste bad.

The recipe if steamed fish


  • 4 piece fish
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric poedwr
  • 2 tbsp mustard seeds paste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • Aluminium foil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Blend curd and mix turmeric powder, mustard oil, red chilli powder, mustard paste and salt . Mix all well and make a fine paste.
  2. Now rub fish with this paste and wrap with aluminium foil.
  3. In a pan boil water. Put the wrapped fish into the water and close the pan with a cover.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes in medium heat. Now open the foil and serve hot.