Ilish Machher Jhol (Hilsa Fish Curry) Recipe

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Ilish Machher Jhol (Hilsa Fish Curry)
  • Chef: Avanti
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Hilsa fish curry: This Bengali recipe is very easy to prepare, tastes delicious and is a great accompaniment with steamed rice.

Ingredients of Ilish Machher Jhol (Hilsa Fish Curry)

  • Hilsa fish (easily available in West Bengal, but found in most parts of India throughout the year), cut into thin pieces.
  • 1 tsp black cumin seeds (known as kalongi in Hindi and kalo jeeray in Bengali)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • 2 to 4 green chillies
  • 1 Tbsp mustard oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Ilish Machher Jhol (Hilsa Fish Curry)

  • 1.Shallow fry the Hilsa fish pieces, till golden brown. Keep aside.
  • 2.In a pan, heat 1 Tbsp oil, add about 1 tsp black cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  • 3.Add about a cup of water to it, about 1/2 tsp haldi, salt to taste and let the water come to a boil.
  • 4.Add the fried Hilsa pieces. Split the the green chillies into two or cut them into half and add to the curry.
  • 5.Cook for 2 mins.
  • 6.Hilsa curry is ready. Serve with steamed rice.