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Bhapa Ilish

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Hilsa fish steam cooked with a tangy paste of mustard and green chillies – a Bengali speciality.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 26-30 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Bhapa Ilish

Main Ingredients

Hilsa (ilish),

Cuisine

Bengali

Course

Main Course-Seafood

Level Of Cooking

Easy

Calories

414.7

Carbohydrates

4.13

Protein

22.03

Fat

34.49

Fibers

0.24

Ingredients

  • Hilsa (ilish)
    1 kilogram
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Yellow mustard seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies
    2-3
  • Ginger
    1 inch piece
  • Mustard oil
    3 tablespoons

Method

Step 1


Wash the fish well and clean it from inside. Cut into darne. Sprinkle salt and half of the turmeric powder. Make a smooth paste of yellow mustard seeds, black mustard seeds, green chillies, ginger and salt.

Step 2


Take a pressure cooker. Add three cups of water and place a ring in it.

Step 3


Take a pan and place the fish in it and place the pan on the ring in the pressure cooker. Add remaining turmeric powder to prepared paste.

Step 4


Apply paste liberally on fish. Pour mustard oil on top. Adjust seasoning. Cover with lid and steam for eight to ten minutes. Serve hot.

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