Friday, December 17, 2010

Bhapa Ilish Maach (Steamed Hilsa Fish)

500gm Hilsa fish (iIish maach)
50gm mustard seeds
10gm poppy seeds (optional)
2 onions (ground paste)
3 green chillies (cut along length)
2 tbsp mustard oil
2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp salt
2 cups water

1. Marinate fish with 1tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt and leave for 5 mins

2. Grind the mustard and poppy seeds (preferably on a stone) to make a paste

3. Put fish in a microwavable dish and cover with all ingredients. Mix well and add the water.

4. Place the dish in the microwave and start it for 10 mins. Let it stand for 15 mins for it to cool.

Enjoy the Bhapa Ilish !