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Shorshe Bhapa Ilish

- recipe by Manaswita submitted on 5th March 2013

(Steamed Hilsa, Fish steamed in mustard sauce)

Hilsa fish (Ilish) - about 500 gm (cut into medium size pieces)
Ground Mustard
Mustard oil
Green chillies
Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Onion seeds (kalonji)

1. Wash the fish. Coat the fish with  turmeric powder and salt. Keep it aside and let it marinate for 15 minutes.
2. Make a paste of mustard and turmeric powder with some water.
3. Heat a pan with 2-3 tblsp of mustard  oil. Put ½ tblsp of Kalonji (onion Seeds) and 2 green chillies.
4. Add the paste and stir for a minute. Next add the fishes.
5. Pour 2 cups of water. Cover and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes. (You can also pressure cook for 2 whistles.)
6. Let the gravy thicken.
7. Drizzle 1 tbsp of mustard oil and 2-3 green chillies. Serve with steamed rice.

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Comments (2)

Person arunima   (January 3, 2014)
I have seen different web for recipe but found yours very simple and easy to cook very nice.go ahed
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 4, 2014)
Thank You.

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