Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa) | How to make Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa)

By Moumita Malla  |  4th May 2016  |  
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About Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa) Recipe

It is said that Ilish or Hilsa is the queen of fish in Bengal. We make different and tasty recipes with Ilish, among them Bhapa, Ilish or Steamed Hilsa is very popular.

Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa) is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa) has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Moumita Malla is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa) recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa) is 5 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 5 minutes. This is recipe of Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa) is perfect to serve 2 people. Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa) is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa). So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa) by commenting on this page below!

Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa)

Ingredients to make Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa)

  • Hilsa or Ilish Fish- 4 pieces
  • turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • Oil- 2 tablespoon (mustard oil)
  • Green chilles- 4 (slited)
  • Green chilli paste- 1 teaspoon
  • Beaten curd-1 tablespoon
  • mustard paste-2 tablespoons (soak 1 teaspoon yellow mustard and 2 teaspoon black mustard in water for 30 minutes, then grind it by adding little bit of water to make a fine paste.)
  • Finely grated coconut- 2 tablespoons
  • water- 1/4 cup

How to make Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa)

  1. Wash the fish pieces and marinate with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder for 5 minutes.
  2. Take a big bowl, add all the masala paste and powder, grated coconut, salt, beaten curd, oil and green chillies. Mix them properly. Add fish pieces and rub them with this masala, make sure all the fish pieces are coated with this masala. Keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Take a small steel tiffin box, place the marinated fish pieces in and spread the remaining paste on the fishes. Cover with a lid.
  4. Take a pressure cooker, place a ring in the pressure cooker. Pour 3 cups of water into the pressure cooker and place the tiffin box on the ring.
  5. Cover with a lid and steam the fishes for 10 minutes. (Do not put a whistle on the lid)
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice. (Before serving pour some mustard oil on top.)
  7. Garnish with slitted chillies and coriander leaves.

My Tip:

You can make it in an oven or microwave as well, if you cook this recipe using above mentioned techniques, please let me know. I will share the recipe.

Reviews for Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa) (2)

shiuly pal2 years ago


Shini Prakash3 years ago

Wah Ilish mach! My mouth is watering