The Recreated Lanka Bata Mas: Fish in Green Chili Paste

Ever since I was back from the Illish Festival at 6 Ballygunge Place, Guwahati, I was dying to recreate the dishes in my own way. More specifically, their lanka bata illish (Illish cooked with green chili paste.). The dish was super delicious and made me its fan. Unfortunately, my fishmonger has run out of illish and this foodie had to recreate the dish with rohu. But the dish came out superb and a treat to taste buds. Here is my recreated lanka bata fish.

The Recipe of Lanka Bata Fish

The recipe is easy and uses minimum ingredients. Though the chef at 6, Ballygunge Place insisted to cook it in only green chili paste, I added 3-4 garlic cloves and one tablespoon of mustard paste to get some extra zing.

P.S. I also cooked the dish in a pressure cooker to give the dish a steamed aura.

Lanka bata fish Fish in Green Chili Paste

Lanka Bata Fish: Fish in Green Chili Paste
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 10-12 green chili.
  2. 4 pieces of fish.
  3. 1 tablespoon mustard paste.
  4. 4-5 crushed garlic cloves.
  5. Salt to taste.
  6. Little nigella seeds.
  1. Shallow fry the fishes.
  2. Now heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  3. Temper the oil with nigella seeds.
  4. Add all the ingredients.
  5. Add one glass of water.
  6. Close the lid.
  7. Switch off the cooker after two whistles.
  8. Serve hot.
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