Illish (Hilsha) Fish: 500 grams
Soriso (mustard seeds)- 3 teaspoons
Posto (Poppy seeds) - 1.5 teaspoons
Garlic- 4 cloves, Jeera (Cumin) - Half spoon
onions - 1 small (diced), Green chillis - 8 pieces
Turmeric- 1 teaspoon

Masala – Soak mustard seeds, poppy seeds, cumin, 2 green chillis, galic in a small bowl with water. Set aside for 1 hour and grind to a fine paste.
Wash and clean the fish pieces. Add the masala paste, oil (2 spoons. preferably mustard oil), salt, turmeric to the raw fish and marinade for 15 – 20 minutes. Get 2 medium size banana leaves. In a pan, put 2 banana leaves on the bottom of the pan. Lay the fish pieces properly on top of the leaves. Put 1 spoon of oil and slit green chillis on the fish and then cover with 2 more banana leaves. Seal the edges of the leaves using toothpicks. Cook in low heat for 20 – 25 minutes
If you wish to turn the fishes you may do so but cook till the bottom of the leaves turn slight brown.

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  1. ananya Says:

    this is not prpor patua…patua is made of potato,baigan(brinjal),tomato,saru(arbi),whole garic cloves,frid fish,onion, chop the veg into small pcs. wash & strain…then add tumeric,salt, mustard paste, little bit of water,mix well along with garlic & onion,fish(fish should be in small pcs).then cook it over mid heat…when veg r tender then add mustard oil, fry for 5-10 min over low hat..(try not to burn it).

    > U CAN IT WITH RICE OR U CAN EAT WITH MUDHI(RICE OUFF), ADD CHOPPED ONION, CHOPPED GREEN CHILLI,MUSTARD OIL, CUCUMBER,TOMATO …MIX WELL & ENJOY AS SNAX.

    > THIS IS A FAMOUS DISH IN BARIPADA(ORISAA)…THEY EAT WITH RICE & MUDHI(RICE PUFF)..IN BARIPADA ITS KNOWN AS “TATIA BASA”

    >U CAN ALSO MAKE IT WITHOUT FISH.

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