Shorshe Ilish / Hilsha Fish with Bengali Mustard Sauce2013-02-06
- Servings : 2
- Prep Time : 01 hour
- Cook Time : 15min
- Ready In : 1.20 hour
If you asked any Bengali , what is your one of the best traditional fish dish ? Answer will be “Shorshe Ilish”. Hilsha fish gently cooked on Bengali style home made mustard sauce . “Ilish” is the Bengali name of Hilsha Fish, that’s are found in river . Padma river is the best source of Hilsha fish .
5-6 hilsha fish steak cut
20 g. black mustard seed
20 g. yellow mustard seed
10 g. ginger
04 green chili
03 g. turmeric powder
05 g. salt
A pinch of black cumin
Wash and clean the mustard seeds very well and soaked for about 01 hour, then drain the water .
Assemble the mustard seeds, green chili and ginger in a food processor then blend with water.
In a mixing bowl put the blended paste , salt, turmeric powder, 02 tbsp of mustard oil and mixed well . Add hilsha fish on the mixture for marinate and keep it for 20 minuets .
Make a pan medium high heat then put oil and black cumin seeds and wait for spluttering the black cumin seeds .
Put the mixed paste and the fish on the pan and add 1/2 cup of water then cook for about 10 minuets with cover by using lid .Cook gently until gravy become thick . Add 01 tsp of mustard oil and 3-4 pcs green chili and cover again for about 05 minuets on low heat . Serve the shorshe Ilish with steamed rice .