Steamed Fish with Green Chutney Recipe

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Steamed Fish with Green Chutney
  • Chef: Shubha Prabhu-Satam
  • Recipe Servings: 3
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A traditional Kokani Malvani recipe. Whole fish stuffed with a peppy paste of coriander, lime, coconut and chillies. Steam delicately and serve with a drizzle of coconut oil.

Ingredients of Steamed Fish with Green Chutney

  • 1 medium size pomfret
  • 1 bowl freshly grated coconut
  • 1 bowl, fresh green coriander, cut
  • 5-6 green chillies or as per your taste
  • 10-15 peeled and chopped garlic cloves
  • Fresh ginger, 2 inch chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • Salt-as per requirement
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp kashmiri red chilly powder
  • Oil for frying

How to Make Steamed Fish with Green Chutney

  • 1.Clean and gut the fish, don't cut into the pieces, give 2 deep incisions on it, and cut its belly.
  • 2.Keep it whole. Rub salt, turmeric and red chilly powder. Smear it well. Keep the fish aside.
  • 3.Grind coconut, green chillies, coriander into smooth paste (chutney), add lime juice. Mix thoroughly. This is the stuffing for the fish.
  • 4.Place the cleaned and gutted fish on a big plate. Stuff green chutney into its belly and in the incisions thoroughly.
  • 5.Carefully wrap the fish in a banana leaf smeared with oil. Cover fully. You can use aluminum foil also.
  • 6.Boil enough water in a deep vessel or idli maker. Place the fish on a sieve and over boiling water. Make sure that the water should be boiling.
  • 7.Cover it and steam it for exactly 5 to 6 minutes. Don't overcook as fish is delicate and tends to crumble in case of overcooked.
  • 8.Take the fish out. Place it on the plate and gently uncover it. Top with some coconut oil.
  • 9.Note- You can use big mackerel(bangada) and big jumbo prawns as well.