Sorse Ilish

  • Women‍‍`s Corner
  • September 5, 2022

The world’s oceans, seas and rivers are filled with fish and other seafood so abundantly that you can never get tire of the variety. Besides the fact that seafood is really delicious and light on the tummy it offers a great deal of health benefits too. Great skin, a healthy heart and sharper brain are amongst a few.


- Hilsa fish darnes 4

- Salt to taste

- Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

- Mustard oil 3 tablespoons

- Onion seeds (kalonji) 1 1/2 teaspoons

- Green chillies 2-3 slit + for garnish

- Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

- Mustard paste (kasundi) 4 teaspoons

- Milk 3/4 cup

- Steamed rice to serve

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Method: On a plate, place the fish pieces, sprinkle salt and ¼ tsp turmeric powder and rub in well on both sides of the darns. Heat oil in a deep pan till it begins to smoke, add the fish pieces and saute on high heat for 1 minute on each side. Drain them and keep on a plate lined with banana leaf. Add nigella seeds to the oil remaining in the pan, add and green chillies, mix and sauté for a few seconds. Add remaining turmeric powder, red chilli powder and kasundi paste, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add 1 cup water and mix well. Add salt, mix and let the mixture boil for 2-3 minutes. Add milk and mix well, cook till the mixture thickens slightly. Add the fish pieces, mix gently and cook for 5-6 minutes. Take the pan off the heat. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with slit green chillies and serve hot with steamed rice.

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