Doi Illish (curd Hilsa)

It is a Bengali recipe. Bengalis have a craze for illish macch. During rainy season when this fish is found in abundance illish macch recipes are in great demand. Doi illish is a very simple way of preparing it. Curd, not brings a unique taste but it also enhances the nutrient value of the recipe.

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Preparation Time: 
20 mintues
Cooking Time: 
30 mintues


Illish Macch (Hilsa fish) 250 grams (9 ounce scaled and washed)
Tok Doi (sour curd) 200 gram (7 ounce)
Turmeric powder 2 tablespoon
Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon
Salt 1 and ½ tablespoon
Mustard oil 10 mililitre
Sugar ½ tablespoon
Green chilli 2 pices (halved)
Marinate the illish macch with 1 tablespoon of turmeric, ½ tablespoon of red chilli and 1 tablespoon of mustard oil for 15 mintues.
Afterwards put 5-6 tablespoon of oil and shallow fry the marinated illish.
In the remaining oil add 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder, ½ tablespoon of red chilli powder and sauté for 1-2 mintues.
Simultaneously in a bowl whisk the curd, add salt, sugar and halved chillies and then pour this mixture in the pan.
Add fried illish and mix well. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 10-15 mintues till the illish become tender. Once done serve it with plain rice.