Ilishvapa | How to make Ilishvapa

By Bratati Chakraborty  |  15th Apr 2018  |  
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About Ilishvapa Recipe

Authentic traditional bengali recipe


Ingredients to make Ilishvapa

  • Ilishfish 5 pieces
  • mustard seeds 1 tbsp
  • mustard oil 4 tbsp
  • mustard paste 21/2 tbsp
  • red chilli powder 1/2tsp
  • turmeric powder 1tsp
  • sugar 1/2 tbsp
  • curd 2tbsp
  • water 2/3 cup
  • green chillies 2 or 3
  • salt to taste

How to make Ilishvapa

  1. Wash all the fish pieces properly. Add a tbsp of turmeric powder and salt,mic it all over the fish pieces. keep it for 10 minutes.
  2. Take a small bowl. Add the mustard powder, 2 tbsp of mustard oil, curd ,1/2tsp of turmeric powder,red chilli powder, water,salt . Mix all the ingredients gently to make a thick paste.
  3. Apply the paste all over the pieces and marinate it for 30 min
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of mustard oil in a frying pan. Add green chilli and mustard seeds. Once it splutters ,stir for a minute
  5. Now add the marinated fish pieces. Cover it and cook in a medium flame for 20 min till the pieces are steamed well.
  6. Add water if require to make a smoothy mustard gravy.
  7. When the cooking is over spread 1tbsp of mustard oil on all over the pieces and serve hot with steamed rice

Reviews for Ilishvapa (1)

Reema Garg8 months ago

I will surely try this.