Shorshe Ilish


Ilish mach or Hilsa fish,cut into long slices 1
Soy bean oil 1/2 cup
Onion slices 1 cup
Onion paste 1 tsp
Ginger paste 1 tsp
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1tsp
Red chilli powder 1tsp
Coriander powder 1tsp
Water as needed
Mustard paste 1 tbsp
Salt as needed
Green chillies 4-5
Chopped coriander leaves 1 tbsp


Wash and drain the water out of the fish.
Heat a pan with oil. Fry the onions until they turn golden brown. Add the onion, ginger and garlic pastes. Stir and add the turmeric, red chilli and coriander powders. Pour in 1/2 cup of water
Cook until the water released dries to form thick gravy with oil floating on top. Add the fish slices. Also add the mustard paste. Turn over the sides of the fish slices and stir the mixture so that spices cover the fish well.
Pour in 1 cup of water and sprinkle the salt. Cook with lid on at low heat for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the coriander leaves and green chillies. Cook for another 5-7 minutes. Serve with plain steaming white rice.

Recipe by Afroza Nazneen Shumi

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