The Bengalis are great food lovers and very obsessed about the food quality also. The man of the house goes to the market daily to buy the fresh supply vegetables and fish.
Hilsa or Ilish is considered as one of the tastiest fish due to its distinctly soft oily texture and mouthwatering flavor. The fish is also called as the ‘Macher Raja’ which means the king of fish. Sorshe Ilish is a popular Bengali dish made of herring and cooked in mustard gravy.
Main Ingredients: Hilsa fish, Mustard seeds
Course: Main Course Seafood
- Hilsa Fish 6 pieces
- Haldi (Turmeric powder) 1teaspoon
- Green Chilli 8 Pieces
- Jeera (Cumin) 1/2 teaspoon
- Mustard seeds 5-6 teaspoon
- Mustard oil 7-8 tablespoon
- Water 1 Cup
- Salt to taste
- Soak 6 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp jeera in little water for 2 Minutes.
- Grind the soaked mustard seeds and cumin with 4 green Chillies, 1 tsp mustard Oil, 1 pinch of haldi and 1 pinch salt into a smooth paste
- Wash the fish, sprinkle 1 pinch of haldi and salt to it, keep aside.
- Heat oil in pan, put the fish and just saute it for a mintue on low flame, don’t fry it.
- Now put the mustard paste over the fish, add 5-6 tsp Mustard Oil over it, slit 4 Green chillies and add to it.
- Add 1 cup water, adjust the salt and cover the lid, Cook for 10 minutes.
Now serve it with white rice.