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Sorshe Bata Ilish  Recipe

Fish cooked in mustard gravy..tastes great with boiled rice!

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Sorshe Bata Ilish

Main Ingredients

Hilsa (ilish), Mustard seeds




Main Course_Seafood

Level Of Cooking



  • Hilsa (ilish) ½ inch thick darnes
    1 medium
  • Mustard seeds
    1/2 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Green chillies
  • Oil
    4 tablespoons
  • Potato cut into fingers
    1 large
  • Onion seeds (kalonji)
    1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Wash fish pieces and marinate with salt and turmeric powder and set aside for ten to fifteen minutes. Grind mustard seeds with green chillies to a fine paste using water as required.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan and lightly fry the marinated fish pieces on both sides till lightly browned.

Step 3

Drain and set aside on a plate. In the same oil fry the potato fingers till lightly browned. Drain and set aside.

Step 4

In the remaining oil add onion seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add the ground paste and sauté for a minute. Add a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Add turmeric powder and salt. Add potato fingers and simmer till they are done. Add fish, cover and simme

Step 5

Serve hot with boiled rice.

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