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Ilish Er Tel Jhol ((Hilsa in a Light Gravy)
Ilish tel jhol. Hilsa in a runny gravy scented with kalonji and turmeric. Spiked with green chillies. Finished with a generous drizzle of mustard oil.
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Clean and wash the fish. Marinate with salt and turmeric.
  2. Add a little water to the remaining turmeric and red chili powder to make a gorgeous golden yellow wet paste. Keep aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a pan, fry the fish till light brown. Keep aside.
  4. Add the rest of the oil in the same pan, add the kalonji and green chilies. Once they stop spluttering, add the turmeric-red chili paste. Sprinkle in the salt. Cook for a minute or two. Now add 3/4 cup of warm water and let it simmer for 5 odd minutes on medium heat.
  5. Now add the fried fish and cook for another 5 minutes on low heat.
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice.
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