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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Ilish Maacher Jhaal (Hilsa Fish Curry - Bengali Style)


          An all time favourite of mine, this is a very simple Hilsa (river water) fish prepared with minimum of ingredients. So less effort but the end result is extremely delicious. Been having this yummy fish curry for a weekend lunch since childhood. It is simply divine and is best enjoyed with plain steamed rice. So check below a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.
          





  • 3 pieces of Hilsa fish, cleaned
  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil to fry the fish
  • 1/2 tsp. kalonji (nigella seeds)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp. raw mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped






          Marinate the fish pieces with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes. Make a paste with the turmeric powder, red chili powder and 1/2 cup water. Keep aside.

          Heat 2 tbsp. oil and fry the fish pieces slightly on both sides. Drain and keep aside. Temper the same oil with kalonji. Saute for a few seconds. Add the paste and salt. Bring it to a boil.

          Add the fried fish pieces and green chilies. Simmer on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the raw mustard oil and switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with plain steamed rice.




                     Marinate fish pieces with a pinch of salt & turmeric powder for 10 min.  



                   Make a paste with the turmeric powder, red chili powder & 1/2 cup water. 




                         Heat 2 tbsp. oil and fry the fish pieces slightly. Drain and keep aside. 




                              Temper the same oil with kalonji. Saute for a few seconds. 




                                Add the paste and salt. Bring it to a boil.




                  Add the fried fish pieces & green chilies. Simmer on med. flame for 2 min. 




                               Add the raw mustard oil and switch off the flame. 



                               Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with plain steamed rice.













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