Hilsa in curd saute - Bengali

Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 minutes
Yield: 4 loaf
Cuisine: bengali
Type : Non Veg

About Recipe

‘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.


  1. Marinate the fish pieces with salt and turmeric powder, keep marinated for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat mustard oil and release the fishes, fry slightly on both sides. It should not be too fried. Keep the fish pieces aside.
  3. Add the kalonji seeds and blister for some time.
  4. Add the beaten curd and stir for some time.
  5. Add the fishes and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the slit green chilies.
  6. It’s ready to be served.