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Ilish Bhapa Recipe

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Ilish Bhapa Recipe

ilish bhapa durga puja traditional recipes

Ilish Bhapa is a famous Bengali dish made from hilsa or Tenualosa ilisha, cooked in mustard gravy. The dish is popular among the people in West Bengal.

|| Ingredients ||

  • 6-8 pieces from a large Hilsa fish
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 1/4 grated coconut
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Mustard oil for frying
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt to taste

|| Method of Cooking ||

  • Mix mustard seeds, green chilies, salt and make into a paste
  • Mix this paste with mustard oil, and turmeric.
  • Take fish slices and cover them with the above paste.
  • Put them in a greased dish, cover and cook over steam. This procedure can also be done in a pressure cooker.
  • Steam this until mustard gives off a sharp aroma.
  • Remove and sprinkle a little chopped coriander leaves and serve with hot rice.