Grilled Fish: Kolkata Style

Grilled Fish: Kolkata Style

How to make grilled fish

Maacher Hara Ghori, Kolkata Style

The Recipe 

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


for marinating

•               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


Step: 01

Descale and clean the fish.


Step: 02

Cut the fish by separating the head from the rest of the fish and cutting out fillet pieces from the main fleshy body.


Step: 03

Coat fish with the marination.


Step: 04

Place marinated and spice coated fish fillet pieces on a cleaned banana leaf.


Step: 05

Wrap the fish in banana leaf.


Step: 06

Wrap the whole fish pieces tightly in the banana leaf.


Step: 07

Hold the banana leaf wrap with tooth-picks.


Step: 08

Wrapped fish is now ready for grilling on a hot pan.


Step: 09

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.


Step: 10

Sprinkle some oil and water on the pan.


Step: 11

Turn the wrapped piece of fish over to the other side to cook it evenly.


Step: 12

Open the wrapped fish from one end to check if done.


Step: 13

Place the unwrapped fish on the serving plate.


Step: 14

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. 

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