Doodh Ilish (Fish in Milk Gravy - Bengali Style) | How to make Doodh Ilish (Fish in Milk Gravy - Bengali Style)

By Bethica Das  |  2nd Jun 2018  |  
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Doodh Ilish (Fish in Milk Gravy - Bengali Style)by Bethica Das
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    15

    mins
  • Serves

    2

    People

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About Doodh Ilish (Fish in Milk Gravy - Bengali Style) Recipe

This extremely flavourful fish is very popular among the Bengalis. Protein rich with omega 3 fatty acids, it is prepared in many ways. This one is cooked in coconut milk which is very light on the tummy. It is best relished with plain steamed rice.

Doodh Ilish (Fish in Milk Gravy - Bengali Style)

Ingredients to make Doodh Ilish (Fish in Milk Gravy - Bengali Style)

  • 2-3 pieces of Ilish fish, shallow fried
  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 1-2 green chilies
  • 1 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp. panch phoron (equal quantities of fennel, fenugreek, mustard, cumin & nigella seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit
  • 1-2 tsp. raw mustard oil to garnish
  • coriander leaves to garnish

How to make Doodh Ilish (Fish in Milk Gravy - Bengali Style)

  1. Grind together nigella seeds, ginger and green chilies to a fine paste. Keep aside. Heat 1 tbsp. oil and temper with panch phoron.
  2. Saute for a few seconds and then add the ground paste along with turmeric powder. Fry on a medium flame till it leaves the sides of the pan.
  3. Add the milk, salt, fried fish and the slit chilies. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes. When done, add the raw mustard oil and switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with plain steamed rice.

Reviews for Doodh Ilish (Fish in Milk Gravy - Bengali Style) (1)

Shelly Sharmaa year ago

I will surely try this.
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Bethica Das
a year ago
Do give me ur feedback