Bhapa Ilish Patey

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  • Ethnicity - Bengali, East Indian
  • Type of meal - Party, Lunch, Dinner



  1. Cut the hilsa fish into darnes and wash well in cold water.
  2. Apply turmeric and salt on the fish and set aside for 20 minutes.
  3. Blend together freshly ground fine mustard paste, green chilli paste, oil, cream and turmeric powder (1 tsp).
  4. Dip the pieces of marinated fish in this masala and put in the steaming casserole of the pressure cooker.
  5. Pour four cups of water in the cooker and bring to a boil. Adjust the steamer casserole and steam under simmering temperature for 8 minutes. Take off the fire and release the steam.
  6. Serve hot with boiled rice garnished with slit green chillies.