Grilled Fish: Kolkata Style
How to make grilled fish
Maacher Hara Ghori, Kolkata Style
Cooking time 30 minutes
• Snapper fish: 2
• Green chilli: 10 gms
• Curry leaf: 2 gms
• Turmeric: 1 gm
• Tamarind: 20 gms
• Salt: 5 gms
• Lemon rice: 2 portion
• Kachumber salad: 2 portion
• 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
• 1 tsp ground cumin
• 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
• Yoghurt: 100 gms
• Cucumber: 30 gms
• Garlic: 4 gms
• Tahini: 20 gms
• Salt: 4 gms
• Olive oil: 30 gms
• Mint: 4 gms
• Cream: 10 ml
• Butter: 5 gms
Descale and clean the fish.
Cut the fish by separating the head from the rest of the fish and cutting out fillet pieces from the main fleshy body.
Coat fish with the marination.
Place marinated and spice coated fish fillet pieces on a cleaned banana leaf.
Wrap the fish in banana leaf.
Wrap the whole fish pieces tightly in the banana leaf.
Hold the banana leaf wrap with tooth-picks.
Wrapped fish is now ready for grilling on a hot pan.
Place the piece of banana leaf wrapped fish on a hot pan or grill pan and start seasoning or grilling it for a few minutes.
Sprinkle some oil and water on the pan.
Turn the wrapped piece of fish over to the other side to cook it evenly.
Open the wrapped fish from one end to check if done.
Place the unwrapped fish on the serving plate.
Place the cooked fish on a plate to serve and squeeze lemon juice on top of it.
Now, what are you waiting for? Cook the dish at your home and enjoy the authentic flavours of Kolkata.