Sunday, August 30, 2009

HILSA FISH / ILISH MACHH BHAPA
(A Bengali Delight)


INGREDIENTS

Hilsa fish : 500 grams
Mustard seeds : 3 tsp
Mustard oil : 3-4 tsp
Salt : 1/2 tsp (as per taste)
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds : 3 tsp
Green chilies : 4-5 pieces


PREPARATION

• Wash the hilsa fish properly and cut into medium pieces
• Grind poppy seeds, mustard seeds and 4-5 green chilies in mixy
• In a stainless steel tiffin box or small pot with lid put the fish pieces, masala paste, turmeric powder, salt and small amount of water
• Now close the lid of the container
• In a heavy bottom vessel / kadai add some water and place the container in the middle of the pot (make sure that the water should not reach till the container lid)
• Keep it on low flame for 10-15 minutes
• Turn off the flame and carefully take out the stainless steel tiffin box / container out from the kadai ( as the stainless steel tiffin box /container will be hot )
• Let it be for 5 minutes for simmer
• Serve it hot with white rice

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the comment Babli..u have such a yummy blog..:)

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  2. Australia te Illish Ki Bangla desh theke ashe? Tahole Bhapa khub bhalo hobe. Kintu Diamond harbour Ba kolaghat ba Digha illish e Bhapa bhalo hoi na.

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  3. hi babli, first time here ..u have a cute blog..Pics r bright & colorful...:)

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  4. That looks so yummy and colourful, dear.

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  5. Different kind of gravy with fish...but looks delicious...

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  6. Hey first time here...you have a wonderful space here...
    fish looks so yummy!!
    Keep rocking!!

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  7. heard of this dish so much but never tried it myself!

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  8. khub bhalo bhapa illish korechho babli..
    eta amar favorite ..

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