Patot Dia Mach
1 kg rohu fish
(whole or cut into pieces)
8-10 pods of garlic
6-8 green chillies
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 large-sized onion
1 cup oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
banana leaf for wrapping the fish
Discard the head and tail of the fish.
Make a slit and clean the fish and remove the scales.
If your are using pieces, then cut the fish into pieces.
Grind the garlic, cumin seeds, onion and the green chillies into a fine paste.
Mix in the lemon juice.
Rub this paste on the fish and leave aside for 30 minutes.
Wrap the fish in banana leaf and tie with a string.
Smoke the banana wrapped fish on fire or roast in an oven for 15-20 minutes
till the fish is cooked.