Shorshe Ilish (Hilsa in mustard)

FoodIngredients:

Hilsha/Ilish fish 5 or 6 pieces
Mustard seed 3 tbsp
Onion 1pc (finely chopped)
Green chili 4 to 5
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Salt (as per taste)
Sugar (as per taste)
Mustard oil

Method :

1. Soak mustard in water for about an hour and then grind it into a fine paste.

2.Clean the pieces of Ilish fish and place it in a steel container box having lid.

3. Add the mustard paste to the fish and then add chopped onion, turmeric powder, slitted green chilis, salt and little sugar and finally 2tbsp mustard oil.  Now mix the whole mixture so that the paste get mixed thoroughly with the fish. Now close the lid of the container.
4. Heat a large pan and add about 4 cups of water. Now place the steel container inside the pan. Cover the pan and let it cook in high flame for about 5 minutes and then reduce the flame and cook for another 12 to 15 minute (Check the level of water inside the pan at regular interval it shouldn’t get dried up).

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