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

By Sudip Srivastava  |  26th Jan 2016  |  
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About Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish Recipe

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 delicious and authentic dish. Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish by Sudip Srivastava is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 20 minutes and it takes few minutes to cook it properly. Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish. Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Bhapa Ilish/Steamed Ilish at your home.

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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