Mustard Gravy Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha)
8 Ilish steaks
2.5 tablespoons mustard seeds
3 tablespoon onion paste
6-7 green chillies
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon salt
3-4 tablespoon mustard oil
Marinate the fish with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon turmeric and keep aside for 5 minutes.
Make paste of mustard seeds and 5 green chillies
Heat oil with onion paste, turmeric and salt till oil is separated
Add 1 and ½ cups water and bring it into boiling point; add the fish and 2 whole chillies.
Let it cook covered 5-6 minutes in a moderate heat
Add mustard paste (add water if need for more gravy) and cook it about 4 minutes
Serve with plain rice.
Amrita and Saugata Banerjee, are a husband and wife duo whose common passion run into the world of food exploration. Amrita is a Special Educator by profession and a foodie by passion. Her cooking call came with her marriage two years back and she hasn’t stopped since. Saugata is a ‘Dream Chaser’ and an amazing photographer by profession. Cooking and experimenting with vegetables has become his hobby as well.