Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mach Mach Better (Ilish recipe)

Ingredients :-
Hilsa (Ilish) Steaks - 12
Kalonji (Kala Jeera) - 2 Tablespoons
Potatoes - 2 medium-sized
Green Chilies - 4 slit from middle
Mustard Oil - 6 Tablespoons
Salt - to taste
Turmeric Powder - 6 Tablespoons
Red Chilli Powder - 4 Tablespoons
Cumin (Jeera) Powder - 4 Tablespoons
Water - 3 cups hot

Method :-
Wash the fish clean under running tap water. Marinate the hilsa steaks with salt & 2 spoonfulls of turmeric powder and set aside for 5 mins. Heat the mustard oil in a deep fry pan & lightly fry the fish, repeating both sides for 2 mins. Remove the fish from the pan & set aside to cool. If possible, try to throw this oil & use fresh mustard oil. Heat the oil on medium flame & fry kalonji seeds & slit green chillies for 2 mins, add squarely chopped potatoes into this & fry until they turn golden brown. Add salt. Add the fish & reduce the flame. In a deep bowl, add the remaining turmeric powder, red chilli powder & cumin powder and add hot water, mix to make a paste, if needed add a little extra water & pour this into the pan of fish. Bring to boil on low flame with lid covered for 10 mins. Ilish is ready. Serve with rice.

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