Shorshe Ilish or Mustard Hilsa
Sarshe Ilish is a famous dish among Bengalis made from Hilsa. It is basically mustard Hilsa. This dish has it is origin outside Bengal and even India.
Ilish /Hilsa: 11 piece, with egg
Mustard oil: 8 tbsp
White mustard seeds: 8 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 3 tsp
Poppy seed: 5 tbsp
Yogurt: 4 tbsp
Green chili: 6-7, adjust depending on your taste
Salt: 2 tsp
Water: 1 cup
Soak mustard seeds in water for 1 hour
Clean Hilsa carefully, but don’t wash for long time. It will wash away the flavours from fish. If Then marinate hilsa pieces with salt and turmeric powder and keep aside for 30 mins.
Add mustard seeds and poppy seeds with little water to a grinder jar.
In a pan add Mustard oil: 8 tbsp, paste of white mustard seeds and poppy seeds, turmeric powder, yogurt, green chili, salt, water and mix them well with a spoon. Then add Hilsa on it.
Then place the pan on the gas and cover the pan and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes.
Remove cover of the pan and drizzle some mustard oil on top of hilsa pieces.
Now you can serve with steamed rice.