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Hilsa Bhapa/ Steamed Hilsa

Simantini Sanyal chaudhuri
135 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Hilsa Bhapa/ Steamed Hilsa RECIPE

Steamed hilsa cooked with mustard and poppy seeds.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Steaming
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. mustard powder 2 tablespoon
  2. Poppy seed 1 tablespoon
  3. salt to taste
  4. turmeric 1 teaspoon
  5. mustard oil 2 teaspoon
  6. Green chillies 2-3


  1. Soak the mustard powder in lukewarm water with a pinch of salt for about 15 minutes and mix it well. Also soak the poppy seeds for 2 hours in lukewarm water.
  2. Grind the poppy seeds along with the green chillies to form a thick paste.
  3. In a tiffin box, add the mustard paste, poppy seeds paste, turmeric, salt to taste, green chilli paste, mustard oil 1 teaspoon and marinate the hilsa pieces properly in this mixture, then add a few slit green chillies on the top. Drizzle some more mustard oil on the top if you wish, cover it with a lid.
  4. Take a pressure cooker and place this container in a pool of water. Cook it for about 15 minutes.
  5. Serve it with rice.

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Shalini Dubey
Shalini Dubey   Aug-31-2016

so yummy! the classic hilsa and mustard :)

Sukhmani Bedi
Sukhmani Bedi   Aug-30-2016


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