Ilish Fish is one of the tastiest and costliest fish. Bengali love it and prepare it in various ways like using mustard gravy, with onion tomato , fried or using banana leaf . Here is one of the famous ilish curry .
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients :
  • Hilsa fish/ Ilish Mach – 5/7 pieces
  • Turmeric powder – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Tomato (Chopped) – 2

For the mustard paste:

  • Mustard seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Poppy Seed (Posto/ Kuskhus) – 1 tbsp
  • Green chilly – 4 to 5
  • Grind the mustard, green chili and poppy seed to make a thick paste. (This paste called “shorshe bata”)
  • Need fry the fish pieces  (Click here for Fish Fry/Mach bhaja recipe)
  • Heat the remaining oil and when it starts smoking and add tomato.
  • Then Add the mustard paste. When mustard paste fried then add turmeric powder, salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add remaining mustard paste water from the grinder.
  • Then add the fried fishes one by one and and turn or flip fishes to coat them properly with the mustard gravy.
  • Add 1 cup of water and cook the gravy in low flame for 3-4 minutes and cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Switch the flame off and serve mustard fish curry with add 1 tbsp of Raw Mustard oil to the gravy, it will give nice aroma to curry  .