ILISH BEGUNER JHOL RECIPE | BENGALI STYLE HILSA FISH CURRY WITH EGGPLANTS | BENGALI STYLE FISH RECIPE

For Bengalis, Ilish maach is not just any fish but an emotion. From Sorshe posto diye Ilish Bhapa to Ilish Maacher Tel Jhol, Ilish Maach is our forever love. This recipe of Ilish Maach cooked with eggplant cubes and only minimal spices is the easiest recipe cooked with Ilish Maach. Also it can be cooked quickly. So if planning to surprise your family with a lip smacking Ilish recipe , nothing can beat this recipe.

Ilish Maach is preferred to be cooked in mustard oil. The pungent aroma adds more flavour to the curry. Also don’t wash Ilish Maach pieces too much,it reduces the signature smell of the fish.

If wished to cook Ilish for any elderly person or kids nothing can beat this soupy preparation of Ilish Maach which is easily digestible.

HOW TO COOK BENGALI STYLE ILISH BEGUNER JHOL

  • Cuisine – Bengali
  • Course- Main Course
  • Prep time -5-7 minutes
  • Cooking time -10 minutes
  • Author Tina

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 pieces Ilish Maach/ Hilsa Fish
  • 1 Eggplant
  • 1 Tsp Nigella Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard Oil to Cook
  • Green Chilli

HOW TO COOK BENGALI STYLE ILISH BEGUNER JHOL

  1. Coat the fish pieces with 1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 Tsp Salt.
  2. Put mustard oil in pan. Fry fish pieces. In one batch fry 4-5 fish pieces. In this way, fry all the fish pieces.

2. Set the fish pieces aside after frying.

3)Temper the same oil with 1 tsp Nigella Seeds. Cut the eggplant into cubes and put them in the oil.

4) Add 1 Tsp Salt and 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder. Toss everything and cook for few minutes.

5) Add water and green chilli.

6) As water starts boiling,add the fried fish pieces.

Let it cook for few minutes. As fish pieces get soaked in the curry,it’s ready to serve.

It tastes fabulous with Hot rice.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks awesome! Also, a piece of advice, in your posts, you can set the finished dish as the featured image, so that the post looks more attractive😃

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      The featured image is the finished dish. Is it showing something different

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yes, it shows another image.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Let's Cook says:

        Ok I will look into it
        Thanks for informing

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Let's Cook says:

        Can you please check it again and let me know

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Okay, let me check

        Liked by 1 person

      5. It’s showing some other image, but it’s okay, maybe it’s a problem with my WordPress 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      6. Let's Cook says:

        But it’s showing the final finished dish in my page. Don’t know what’s going wrong. Ok please tell me once you get to see the finished dish

        Liked by 1 person

  2. swagswatifoodstories says:

    WOW ILLISH IS EMOTION

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nisha Sharma says:

    Fish with eggplants, woww. That is a unique combo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Yes, Bengali style😄

      Like

  4. Another Traveling Foodie says:

    I’m drooling… I can eat a lot of rice with this. 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you dear 🤗❤️

      Like

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