Hilsa Or Shad With Cilantro and Mustard | How to make Hilsa Or Shad With Cilantro and Mustard

By Rameshwari Bansod  |  29th Jan 2017  |  
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Hilsa Or Shad With Cilantro and Mustardby Rameshwari Bansod
  • Prep Time

    20

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  • Cook Time

    45

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  • Serves

    4

    People

6

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About Hilsa Or Shad With Cilantro and Mustard Recipe

The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles: Exploring the Cuisine of Eastern India Book by Rinku Bhattacharya The Hilsa fish is one of the most popular fish in the Bengali fish universe. This dish is extremely pricy & specially made on special occasions.

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Hilsa Or Shad With Cilantro and Mustard

Ingredients to make Hilsa Or Shad With Cilantro and Mustard

  • Basic Curry base
  • ¼ cup mustard oil
  • ½ tea spoon turmeric
  • ½ tea spoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 3 table spoons ginger-cumin-coriander paste
  • 1 tea spoon salt
  • 1 onion, very finely chopped (the food processor works pretty well for this)
  • For Fish
  • 1 table spoon mustard oil
  • ½ tea spoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tea spoon sweet paprika (if you can handle the heat, you can use chili powder)
  • 3 or 4 fresh green chilies, slit lengthwise
  • 8 table spoons freshly ground mustard seed paste, diluted with ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 pound hilsa or shad steak (about 10 pieces)
  • 1 tea spoon salt
  • 1 tea spoon turmeric
  • 2 table spoons chopped green cilantro

How to make Hilsa Or Shad With Cilantro and Mustard

  1. Prepare curry base :-
  2. Heat the mustard oil in a wok or skillet and add the turmeric and cayenne pepper powder.
  3. After a few seconds add the ginger-cumin-coriander paste and cook the mixture for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently add the salt and onion and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes,
  4. Until the onions are very lightly browned. (The mixture should be fragrant and the oil should shimmer through the spices at this point.)
  5. Prepare fish :-
  6. Heat the mustard oil in a separate wok or skillet and add the mustard seeds.
  7. When they crackle add the paprika, green chillies, 1 cup water, and the curry base.
  8. Let this simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Strain the mustard seed paste into the sauce using a metal tea strainer to get in as much as possible.
  9. Let the sauce simmer for 15 minutes until it begins to thicken.
  10. Rub the fish with the salt and turmeric and let sit while the sauce is simmering.
  11. When sauce is ready, gently add in the fish (since the fish is not fried it needs to be handled gently so as not to break up). Simmer the fish for 7 minutes.
  12. Check seasonings and add the cilantro and serve with rice. (This dish keeps well for a couple of days in the refrigerator and the flavors actually settle in after a couple of hours.)

My Tip:

Ginger-cumin-coriander paste method :- A) Ingredients :- 2 inch ginger, 2 table spoon cumin seeds, 2 table spoon coriander seeds, 1 or 2 green chillies, ¼ cup warm water Method :- Place all the ingredients and ¼ cup warm water and blend it till smooth. Ground mustard seeds paste :- B) Ingredients :- 1/3 cup black mustard seeds 6-7 hours soaked in a water, 2-3 green chillies, ½ tea spoon salt Method :- Place all the ingredients and ¼ cup warm water and blend it till smooth.

Reviews for Hilsa Or Shad With Cilantro and Mustard (1)

Andrea Srivastavaa year ago

Absolutely relishing this dish!
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