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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Ilish Maach Bhaja (Hilsa Fish Fry - Bengali Style)

       
             Hilsa fish, the most favourite delicacy of all Bengalis, is relished in many ways. Some like it in a steamed form and some with gravy. But this is the fried version where the fish is only marinated with salt and turmeric powder and shallow fried in mustard oil. 

          2-3 dry red chilies too are fried in the same oil. It is then mixed with plain steamed rice along with the oil in which it was fried, a pinch of salt and the fried chilies crushed into it. Fresh green / red chilies can also be substituted. It simply tastes awesome. Any Bengali will vouch for it.








  • 3-4 Hilsa fish pieces
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. mustard oil






          Marinate the fish pieces with salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the fish till golden brown in colour.

           Serve with hot steamed rice along with the oil in which it was fried. Accompany it with 1-2 fried dry red chilies or fresh green / red chilies.




                        Marinate the fish pieces with turmeric powder and salt for 10 minutes.



                           Heat oil and fry the fish on both sides till light golden colour.






                         Relish with plain steamed rice, oil in which it was fried and fresh or 
                         fried chilies.









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