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Ilish Bhapa
Bhapa Ilish . Gorgeous Ilish steaks. A slather of piquant mustard. A generous glug of mustard oil. A throw of wicked green chillies. All snugly packed in an old-school stainless steel tiffin-box and steamed to perfection. (And that intoxicating aroma when you prise open the lid of the box. What a delight for the olfactory nerves !!) This is food heaven !!!
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Soak the yellow and black mustard seeds in warm water, some 15 minutes or so. Drain from water, add a pinch of rice, 3-4 green chillies and the garlic cloves, blend to a smooth paste.
  2. Move the mustard paste to a tiffin box, add the onion paste, remaining green chillies, turmeric powder, salt and mustard oil, mix well.
  3. Gently place the fish in the tiffin box, coat well with the paste. Close the lid of the tiffin box. Steam for 12-15 minutes. Remove from flame, allow to to rest for 10 minutes or so.
  4. Carefully open the lid of the tiffin box, finish with a drizzle of some more mustard oil if you like the zing. Serve hot with rice.
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