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We at Cook Like a Bong love to see that our readers are so eager to share our recipes and so every month you try to include a couple of guest posts to our blog. This guest post is shared by a very nice Bengali couple – Anindita and Shantanu.
Asked to describe their passion for food, they said – “Both of us love to eat and also share the passion of cooking. We spent some good quality time in the kitchen, experimenting and trying many different recipes. Our blog name ‘Bhalo Khabo’ says it all ‘Let’s cook something good to eat‘.
- Ilish or Hilsa
- ½ cup Yogurt
- 2-3 tbsp Mustard Paste
- ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
- Mustard Oil (Preferred, otherwise any other oil would even do)
- ½ tsp Kalo Jeera (Kalonji Seeds)
- 3-4 Green Chillies
- Chopped Cilantro
- Clean the hilsa pieces and pat dry them. Season them with salt and turmeric powder.
- Now heat Mustard Oil in a wok, and slowly put the fish pieces one by one and fry them lightly
- In a bowl mix the yogurt and the mustard paste, add the turmeric powder. Remove the fish pieces after they are fried and keep the oil aside. (We Bengali’s love this oil with plain rice.)
- Add some fresh oil to the wok and temper with the Kalo Jeera seeds and let them splutter.
- Turn the heat to low and add the yogurt and mustard paste and the green chillies.
- As the oil starts separating, add the fish, salt and a cup of water, cover and cook for sometime. Serve with hot Basmati Rice.
- Garnish with a few drops of fresh mustard oil and chopped cilantro and enjoy the Bengali Delicacy.
Further Reading – Ilish Bhapa
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10 thoughts on “Guest Post – Doi Ilish”
Delicious….I must try it
Im sheetal..a mukherjee before marriage n now married n settled with a south indian.
Thanku so much for sharing this delicious recipe.after 10 years of marriage n staying
In madras.i have really forgotten so many bengali dishes..but your recipes are really
Helpful.please keep up the good work for all of the bengalis staying away from hometown.
Thank you Sheetal for your kind words.
How many prices of fish is this recipe for
Thanks for this wonderful recipe. It is a perfect delight. I cooked it for my parents and they loved it too.
I tried this and it was yummy and delicious. My parents liked it. 🙂 Thank u for sharing.
Doi ilish was prepared really well by following this recipe. I just improvised it by marinating the fish with a paste of ginger and garlic including adding turmeric, salt and a bit of chilli powder with half a lemon. Yum
season for hilsa fish
Very good reciepe. This time I will try to prepare it .