Ilish Machcher Sorse Jhol Recipe - A famous fish preparation in mustard gravy.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Hilsa (ilish) , Mustard seeds

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course_Seafood

Ilish Machcher Sorse Jhol

Ilish Machcher Sorse Jhol Recipe - how to make Ilish Machcher Sorse Jhol


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Hilsa (ilish) 8 half-inch thick slices

  • Mustard seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 4

  • Mustard oil 4 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Grind mustard seeds, salt, turmeric powder, 2 green chillies with a little water. Transfer the paste into a bowl, add fish slices and mix well.

Step 2

Add 2 tbsps mustard oil and mix. Heat the remaining oil in a non stick pan till it smokes and take it off heat.

Step 3

Heat it again, add the fish pieces and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Turn over and sauté the other side too.

Step 4

Slit the remaining 2 green chillies and add with 1 cup water and mix. Add red chilli powder and mix.

Step 5

Add 1 cup water to the mustard paste remaining in the bowl and add to the pan. Cover and cook till fish is just done.Serve hot with boiled rice.

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