How to make Bhapa Ilish - Hilsa fish steam cooked with a tangy paste of mustard and green chillies – a Bengali speciality.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Hilsa, Yellow Mustad Seeds

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Seafood

The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

For more recipes related to Bhapa Ilish checkout Sorshe Bata Ilish, Ilish Machcher Sorse Jhol, Bhapa Ilish. You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Kerala Fish Curry, Mackerel Imli, Hariyali Tawa Machli, Grilled Fish With Corn And Pineapple Salsa.