Ilish Bhapa (Steamed Hilsa)—

Monsoon and not having Ilish bhapa —  Impossible ——–

Hilsa is the one of the most tasty and popular fish in Bengal– and it is a must have in monsoon’s during lunch —

This dish is easy to prepare and tastes heavenly .

Main Ingredients:

  • 5 to 6 pieces of hilsa fish
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon of mustard paste
  • 5 tsp of curd
  • 5 tsp of mustard oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 to 5 green chillies


Simply marinate the fishes with all the ingredients ( mustard paste, curd, mustard oil , green chillies and salt) for an hour .

Then transfer it to a microwave proof dish and cover it with an aluminium foil  . Make 4 to 5 holes on the aluminium foil with a fork.  Put the dish on another microwave proof plate with some water on it .

Steam the fish for 20 minutes —  in the oven — inbetween turn the fish once after 10 minutes —

Serve it hot with steamed white rice —–   drooling —-


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