Steamed mustard Hilsa/ Ilish bhapa

Preparation time
20 mins
Cooking time
20 mins
4 people
Meal course
Entrée/Main Course
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4 chopped
Green chillies
1 chopped
5 Tbsp
Mustard seeds paste
1 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
Grated coconut
3 Tbsp
Ginger paste
1 Tsp
Red chilli powder
1 Tbsp
Turmeric powder
3 Tbsp
Mustard Oil
4 medium
Hilsa Fish
Steamed mustard Hilsa/ Ilish bhapa

Hilsha bhapa is an authentic Bengali cuisine. It is one of the signature dish in Bengali community. Steamed Hilsa is also known as Ilish bhapa in Bengali. A must try for the food lover to enjoy the flavors.

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  1. Take a bowl, and marinate the fish pieces with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ginger paste, grated coconut, mustard paste, mustard oil.
  2. Add tomato and chillies with the marination.
  3. Mix it well and keep it aside for 10 mints to let the fish to soak the marination.
  4. Boil water in the pressure cooker.
  5. Cover the bowl containing marination with hard utensil.
  6. Keep the bowl inside the pressure cooker and cover the lid of the cooker.
  7. Wait until 1st whistle of cooker.
  8. Open the lid of cooker the take the bowl out.
  9. Serve it hot with rice.

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