Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish | How to make Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish

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About Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish

The signature Bengali Ilish dish which has to be on all important menus when Ilish is in season. Hilsa steeped in a pungent mustard sauce steamed to perfection with a liberal dousing of mustard oil is a sensuous experience

Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in West Bengal. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 20 minute for the preparation and few minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish by Sudip Srivastava in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish at your home without any difficulties. Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish is one of the representative dishes of West Bengal which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time20mins
  • Cook Time0mins
  • Serves4People
Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish

Ingredients to make Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish

  • 2 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Poppy seeds
  • 3-4 hot Green Chilli
  • 1 tsp (heaped ) Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Mustard Oil
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilly powder
  • Salt to taste

How to make Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish

  1. To make Mustard paste: Soak 2 tbsp Mustard seeds + 2 tsp Poppy seeds + 3-4 hot Green Chilli in less than 1/2 cup of water for 10-15 minutes
  2. Grind the above with little salt to make a thick mustard paste
  3. In a bowl add the above mustard paste + 1 heaped tsp Yogurt + 2 tsp Mustard Oil + 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder + 1/4 tsp Red Chili Powder(optional) + salt to taste. Mix well
  4. Wash and clean 5-6 pieces of Hilsa/Ilish cut in steak size pieces.
  5. Smear a pressure cooker safe bowl with little mustard oil. Place the fish pieces in the bowl in one single layer.
  6. Pour the prepared mustard paste or sauce over it so that it covers all the fish pieces nicely. Add 4 slit green chili on the top and 1 tsp or more of Mustard Oil on them
  7. Cook in pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles
My Tip: If you have a bottle of Kasundi, add 1-2 tsp of Kasundi to the mustard paste that you have made. This lends an awesome taste

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