Steamed Hilsa | How to make Steamed Hilsa

By Surajit Biswas  |  7th Jul 2016  |  
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About Steamed Hilsa Recipe

Bengali Recipes - Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Ilish)

Steamed Hilsa is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Steamed Hilsa by Surajit Biswas has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 5 people. You can find Steamed Hilsa at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Steamed Hilsa takes 20 minutes for the preparation and 12 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Steamed Hilsa is a good option for you. The flavour of Steamed Hilsa is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Steamed Hilsa on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Steamed Hilsa recipe on the page below.

Steamed Hilsa

Ingredients to make Steamed Hilsa

  • 1/2 kilogram Hilsa (ilish) fish
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 3 tablespoon mustard oil

How to make Steamed Hilsa

  1. Sprinkle salt and half of the turmeric powder on top of the fish slices.
  2. Make a smooth paste of yellow mustard seeds, black mustard seeds, green chillies, ginger, salt & remaining turmeric powder.
  3. Take a pan and place the fish in it and place the pan on the ring in the pressure cooker.
  4. Spread the paste equally on fish.
  5. Pour mustard oil on top.
  6. Place ring in the pressure cooker.
  7. Pour three cups of water into the cooker and place the pan with the fish on the ring.
  8. Cover with lid and steam the fish for ten minutes.
  9. It's ready to serve.

My Tip:

The paste of yellow mustard seeds has to be smoother. Add 1 tablespoon of tamarind water and before you paste all the ingredients, dress the fish pieces with lemon and keep in vinegar water for 5 minutes. Before covering the lid, sprinkle 1 tbsp of sugar on the top.

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