Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa Fish) | How to make Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa Fish)

By Tathagata Deb  |  2nd Jul 2016  |  
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Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa Fish)by Tathagata Deb
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About Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa Fish) Recipe

A delightful delicacy from the heart of Bengal capable to titilate any taste buds. Hilsa fish cooked with mustard paste.

Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa Fish)

Ingredients to make Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa Fish)

  • Hilsa Fish (Ilish) 8 pieces
  • mustard 50 gms (paste)
  • turmeric powder 2 tablespoons
  • salt
  • mustard oil
  • Green chili paste 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chilies 5-6

How to make Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa Fish)

  1. Mix the fish pieces with 1 tablespoon turmeric powder and a pinch of salt and keep them aside.
  2. Drain the mustard seeds from water and grind into thick paste.
  3. In a pan take the fish pieces. Add the mustard paste, green chili paste, green chilies, remaining turmeric powder, salt and mustard oil.
  4. Mix the whole thing and make a uniform mixture. Pour a little more mustard oil on top.
  5. Put the whole pan into gas oven and turn it on and cook the whole thing with a covered lid in real mild flame.
  6. Cook for 15 minutes maximum. Turn off gas and keep in standing time for 2 more minutes.
  7. Serve hot ONLY WITH RICE.

My Tip:

While making the mustard paste add a bit of green chili to it.

Reviews for Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa Fish) (2)

Kasturi Chandaa year ago

Nice and simple

Santa Roy Chowdhury2 years ago