Lau Ilish (Hilsa Fish cooked with Bottle Gourd - Bengali Style) | How to make Lau Ilish (Hilsa Fish cooked with Bottle Gourd - Bengali Style)

By Bethica Das  |  6th Mar 2018  |  
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Lau Ilish (Hilsa Fish cooked with Bottle Gourd - Bengali Style)by Bethica Das
  • Prep Time

    5

    mins
  • Cook Time

    15

    mins
  • Serves

    2

    People

2

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About Lau Ilish (Hilsa Fish cooked with Bottle Gourd - Bengali Style) Recipe

Hilsa, being a very popular fish among the Bengali crowd, is made into many types of delectable dishes. So here is a very traditional delicacy where bottle gourd is cooked along with the fish. Minimum of spices are required and it is then relished only with steamed rice.

Lau Ilish (Hilsa Fish cooked with Bottle Gourd - Bengali Style)

Ingredients to make Lau Ilish (Hilsa Fish cooked with Bottle Gourd - Bengali Style)

  • 2-3 pieces of Hilsa fish
  • 250 gms bottle gourd, sliced
  • 1 potato, cut lengthwise
  • 2-3 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds (kalonji)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp. raw mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped

How to make Lau Ilish (Hilsa Fish cooked with Bottle Gourd - Bengali Style)

  1. Marinate the fish pieces with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder for 5 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish till light golden in colour. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Temper the same oil with nigella seeds. Add the potatoes and fry till light brown.
  3. Then add the sliced bottle gourd, green chilies, salt, turmeric powder and cumin powder. Mix everything well and cook, covered on a low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup water and continue to simmer till the gourd turns soft.
  5. Add the fried fish & raw mustard oil. Mix well & simmer for a minute more
  6. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

Reviews for Lau Ilish (Hilsa Fish cooked with Bottle Gourd - Bengali Style) (1)

Hema Mallik8 months ago

Would love to try this.
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