How to make Sorse Ilish - SK Khazana -

Traditional dish from the state of Bengal – the pungent flavour of mustard paste is predominant

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Hilsa fish, Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Bengali, Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

For more recipes related to Sorse Ilish - SK Khazana checkout Sorshe Bata Ilish, Ilish Machcher Sorse Jhol. You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Ghol Curry Belghoria Roshun Bhetki Fish in Green Curry with Mango Pomegranate Salad Daab Chingri

Sorse Ilish - SK Khazana

Sorse Ilish - SK Khazana Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sorse Ilish - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Hilsa fish darnes 4

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies 2-3 slit + for garnish

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard paste (kasundi) 4 teaspoons

  • Milk 3/4 cup

  • Steamed rice to serve


Step 1

On a plate, place the fish pieces, sprinkle salt and ¼ tsp turmeric powder and rub in well on both sides of the darns.

Step 2

Heat oil in a deep pan till it begins to smoke, add the fish pieces and saute on high heat for 1 minute on each side. Drain them and keep on a plate lined with banana leaf.

Step 3

Add nigella seeds to the oil remaining in the pan, add and green chillies, mix and sauté for a few seconds. Add remaining turmeric powder, red chilli powder and kasundi paste, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add 1 cup water and mix well. Add salt, mix and let the mixture boil for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add milk and mix well, cook till the mixture thickens slightly.

Step 5

Add the fish pieces, mix gently and cook for 5-6 minutes. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with slit green chillies and serve hot with steamed rice.

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