‘Doi Ilish’ is a typical Bengali traditional recipe and can be considered as a culture food. Hilsa is a very tasty river water fish which is known for having a unique taste and flavor. A typical East Bengal family meal will consist of ninety percent of Hilsa. The river ‘Padma’, a tributary of Ganges is said to produce the best quality of Hilsa.
- Rich in fats.
- Rich in carbohydrates
- Rich in proteins
- Rich in minerals- calcium.
- ½ kilo of Hilsa fish, chopped into slender pieces and cleaned
- ¾ teaspoon of turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon of kalonji ( black seeds)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of curd ( beaten nicely)
- 3-4 pcs. of green chilies.
- Marinate the fish pieces with salt and turmeric powder, keep marinated for 10 minutes.
- Heat mustard oil and release the fishes, fry slightly on both sides. It should not be too fried. Keep the fish pieces aside.
- Add the kalonji seeds and blister for some time.
- Add the beaten curd and stir for some time.
- Add the fishes and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the slit green chilies.
- It’s ready to be served.