Ilish Machcher Sorse Jhol

A famous fish preparation in mustard gravy. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Ilish Machcher Sorse Jhol
Main Ingredients Hilsa Fish, Mustard
Cuisine Bengali
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Ilish Machcher Sorse Jhol

  • Hilsa Fish 8 half-inch thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 4 Green chillies
  • 4 tablespoons Mustard oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder


  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.
  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.
  3. Heat it again, add the fish pieces and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
    Turn over and sauté the other side too.
  4. Slit the remaining 2 green chillies and add with 1 cup water and mix.
    Add red chilli powder and mix.
  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.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1744
Carbohydrates 93.2
Protein 18.5
Fat 149.4
Other Fiber Iron- 10.7