Doi Ilish (HIlsa Fish in Yoghurt Gravy - Bengali Cuisine)

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Doi Ilish (HIlsa Fish in Yoghurt Gravy - Bengali Cuisine)

You will be surprised how easy it to whip up great tasting recipes with fish. We put together the best fish recipes. Do try it!

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 5 Min

Total Time : 15 Min


Serves : 4
  • 4 piece hilsa fish

  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 4 tbsp yoghurt

  • 1 nos green chili, chopped

  • 2 tbsp mustard oil + 1 tsp. for the marinade

  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)

  • 1-2 nos green chilies, slit


  • Marinate the fish with yoghurt, salt, turmeric powder, 1 tsp. mustard oil and chopped green chilies for 10 minutes. Heat 1 tbsp. mustard oil in a pan and temper with nigella seeds and slit green chilies. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the marinated fish and cook, covered on a low flame for 4-5 minutes. When done add the remaining mustard oil and coriander leaves.