Green Baked Ilish |

Ilish is a typical fish of Bengal and one of the most popular one. There more than hundreds of recipes that can be made with this fish. The aroma of combination of Pudina and Butter will surely bring water to your mouth.

Preparation Time: 4 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 5 pieces of Ilish Fish (500gms)
  • 1-2 Finely Chopped Capsicum
  • 2-3 tablespoon of Pudina Paste (Mint leaves paste)
  • Green Chili paste (8-10 Green Chiles Pasted)
  • 1 teaspoon of Ginger Paste
  • 5 tablespoon of Butter
  • Aluminum Foil for Baking
  • Salt and Sugar to taste

Method

  1. Mix the pieces of Ilish Fish with Salt (according to taste) and slight amount of sugar.
  2. In a bowl, put the 2-3 tablespoon of Pudina paste, 1 teaspoon ginger paste, Chopped Capsicum and 3-4 tablespoon of butter.
  3. Put the pieces of Ilish fish and mix well with the mixture in the bowl.
  4. Take aluminum foil wrap each piece of Ilish fish individually with a layer of butter spread on top of each fish.
  5. Put it in a plate and bake it on a microwave oven under convection in 200° C for 15 minutes.

Serve hot with stream rice.

Ilish Macher Paturi |

Ilish Macher Paturi

Ilish macher paturi is one of Bengal’s  signature dish which has to be in menu when ilish seasons starts. Paturi means a dish cooked on a leaf and Ilish is the Bengali name for Hilsa fish.

Ilish macher paturi have many versions but today we are using the steamed version. Hilsa marinated in pungent mustard sauce with the grated coconut and liberal dousing of mustard oil when cooked in banana leaf gives a unique aroma and increases the deliciousness of this fish a thousand times.

So come and indulge your senses.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

Ilish Macher Paturi Ingredients

Ilish Macher Paturi Ingredients

Ilish Macher Paturi Ingredients

  • 400 g hilsa
  • 2 tbsp of mustard paste
  • 2 tbsp of poppy seed paste
  • 1 tbsp of coconut paste
  • 2 tsp of grated coconut
  • 1 tsp of green chilly paste or to taste
  • 2 tbsp of mustard oil
  • 4 to 6 green chilly
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 4  big pieces of banana leaves
  • Salt  to taste

Method

Make 4 steak size pieces of the fish. Clean and wash them. Now rub all pieces of hilsa fish with salt and ¼ tsp of turmeric powder and let the fish rest for 5minutes.

Meanwhile take a bowl and in it add mustard paste, poppy seed paste, coconut paste, grated coconut, mustard oil, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well to make a smooth paste. Marinate all the fish steaks with this spice mixture. Keep aside.

Place one steak of fish on each banana leaf

Place one steak of fish on each banana leaf

Now take the banana leaves lightly roast it on open flame to make it soft and foldable or if you are using soft young leaves then you can skip this step.

Grease the leaves with few drops of mustard oil and places one steak of fish on each leaves.

Make sure that the spices are well coated on both sides of the fish.

Place one or two slit green chilly on top.

Place all folded leaves in a tiffin box

Place all folded leaves in a tiffin box

Then wrap the banana leaf like a parcel. You can tie up with thread if you want.

Place the entire four parcels on a tiffin box.

Close the box tightly.

Put tiffin box inside Cooker and cook

Put tiffin box inside Cooker and cook

Submerge half of the tiffin box in the water of the pressure cooker.

Cook in pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistles.

Give 10 minute standing time.

You can also steam the fish parcel on a bamboo or a idli steamer Bring out from the tiffin box unwrap and serve.

Ilish Macher Paturi

Ilish Macher Paturi

Delicious Ilish macher paturi is ready; relish this sensuous preparation with hot steamed rice.

Sorse Ilish Recipe

Sorse Ilish

Sorse Ilish is a typical classic Bengali dish and very easy to prepare. Sorse Ilish can only be served as a side dish along with main course.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Sorse Ilish Ingredients

  • Sugar and Salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of mustard
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of Poppy Seeds Paste
  • 5 pieces of Green Chilies
  • 5-6 tablespoon of Mustard Oil
  • 10 Pieces of Ilish Fish covered with a layer of Turmeric and Salt

Method

Fry Sorse Ilish Fish in Mustard Oil

Fry Sorse Ilish Fish in Mustard Oil

1. In a frying pan add the Mustard Oil.

2. When it gets heated, add the pieces of Ilish fish.

3. When the pieces get fried, take them out into a separate dish and keep it aside.

4. Break apart 2 Green Chiles from the middle and put it into the frying pan. Fry them for few seconds.

5. Put the heat to a simmer, and add 4 tablespoon of Poppy Seeds paste. Fry the Poppy seeds for a while.

6. Add in the fried pieces of Ilish fish, stir them for few seconds and then turn off the heat.

7. Shake the frying pan to mix the mixture well along with the fish

8. Add in the rest of 1 tablespoon of Poppy Seeds from the top and spread it well. Shake the frying pan again to mix it well.

9. Add the rest of the Green Chiles for Garnishing

10. Serve hot with rice.

Sorse Ilish

Sorse Ilish