Shorshe Ilish | How to make Shorshe Ilish

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ByKasturi Chanda
Created on 17th May 2017
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  • By Kasturi Chanda
    Created on 17th May 2017

About Shorshe Ilish

Soft creamy pieces of Hilsa fish cooked in a gravy made by blending mustard seeds paste, poppy seed paste, oil, green chilies and kaffir lime juice.

Shorshe Ilish is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Shorshe Ilish by Kasturi Chanda is a step by step process by which you can learn how to make Shorshe Ilish at your home. It is an easy recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. Shorshe Ilish is a dish which comes from West Bengal cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 4 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Shorshe Ilish takes 10 minute for the preparation and 15 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Shorshe Ilish make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Shorshe Ilish will be the best option for you. The flavor of Shorshe Ilish is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Shorshe Ilish at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves4People
Shorshe Ilish

Ingredients to make Shorshe Ilish

  • Hilsha fish - 4 pieces
  • Mustard seeds paste - 2 spoon
  • Poppy seeds paste - 1 spoon
  • Kaffir Lime juice - 1 spoon
  • Kaffir Lime leaves - 2-3 pieces
  • Green chilli paste - 1 spoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 spoon
  • Mustard oil - 2-3 spoon
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Nigella seeds - 1/4 spoon
  • Salt as per taste

How to make Shorshe Ilish

  1. Wash and pat dry the fish pieces. Marinade the fish with all the ingredients except the kaffir Lime leaves, half the oil and nigella seeds. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a kadhai or pan. Add the nigella seeds in oil. When they start spluttering, add the fish pieces.
  3. Reduce the flame and cook for 2-3 minutes. Gently fold the fish pieces upside down and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Now add the water and cook for 7-8 minutes until the gravy is thick.
  5. Now put the Lime leaves over the fish pieces in such a way that they don't immerse in gravy. Otherwise the gravy will form a bitter taste. Cover the pan for 1-2 minutes. Now garnish with the Lime leaves and serve with hot steamed rice or pulao.
My Tip: Do not wash the fish pieces repeatedly, otherwise the essential fat will go away.

Reviews for Shorshe Ilish (2)

Sukhmani Bedi3 months ago
Truly mouth watering

Hardik Chouhan3 months ago
Mouth watering and delicious.