Bengalis love Ilish maach more than anything. Today’s recipe is a simple Ilish maach recipe where Ilish maach is cooked in mustard paste.
We bongs love Hilsha like crazy – be it ilish maach bhaja , ilish bhapa or simply ilisher jhol we lick up our plates like 😋😋😋😋
Here I am posting today my second Ilish post. Last time I cooked Ilish bhapa which is much loved Ilish preparation. Now today I am posting another Ilish preparation which is my Mom’s speciality. I tried my best to imitate her. Well I couldn’t match up with her but my version won heart of my Mom . So today I am sharing the recipe here.
Ingredients ▶️ Hilsha pieces ▶️ Turmeric powder▶️ Black cumin seeds▶️ Mustard paste- 4 spoons ▶️ Salt – tastewise ▶️ Mustard oil- As required ▶️ Green Chilli
First step involves washing the fish pieces and sprinkle turmeric powder and salt on it as shown above. Now boil oil in pan and fry them and set them aside.
Now tamper the oil with Cumin seeds. This is also known as Nigella.Now add mustard paste in it and saute it. Mustard paste preparation is the most important thing here. Now a days ready made mustard powder are available in the market. Buy one such packet and then mix it in lukewarm water and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. Add this mixture in the oil. Add green chillies and fried fish pieces in the gravy. Drizzle mustard oil on it and finish the cooking.
This goes best with rice .