• Fish (any single bone fish) – 500 grams
  • Green chillies (chopped finely) – 2 nos
  • Onions (chopped finely) – 1 small
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard oli – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Banana Leaves – 2


  • Clean, wash, drain and pat dry fish.
  • Mix green chillies, onions, mustard seeds, a few drops of oil and salt.
  • Rub this mixture into the fish. Keep this aside for about 20 minutes.
  • Clean banana leaves with a damp cloth. Pass them over fire so as to make them pliable.
  • Cut the leaves into suitable pieces (according to the size of the fish).


  • Now wrap each fish into a piece of banana leaf to make individual parcel. Tie each packet with a string.
  • Heat up a tava really well. Place the packets and cook from both sides. Roast till the leaf is    burnt and it starts releasing parcels place them on a plate and serve with steamed rice.



Source : Ashish Chopra (Culinary Historian, Travel Writer, Author, Columnist, Passionate Gourmet, Television Host

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