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Doi Ilish/ Hilsa in Yogurt

Doi Ilish/ Hilsa in Yogurt
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January 9, 2012

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 Hilsa Steak

Everytime I try to write fish recipe, Hilsa comes in my mind first. You know that we (Bangladeshi) Just love Hilsa. Personlly I lived on Hilsa five years (only ate hilsa fish) and never bored. Hilsa is the best fish for not only me to all Bangladeshi.


• 6 Hilsa Steak

• ½ cup yogurt

• 4-5 green chillies

• ½ sliced medium onion

• 1 and ½ tablespoons onion paste

• ¼ teaspoon turmeric

• 1 bay leaf

• ½ roasted cumin powder

• 3 tablespoon oil( mustard oil preferable)

• Salt to taste

How to cook:

1. Heat the pan with oil on medium and add onion. Fry onion till it becomes transparent.

2. Add turmeric, bay leaf, onion paste and salt and cook it till oil comes out.

3. Add beaten yogurt and stir it well.

4. Add 2 cups water or as much water to deep the fish.

5. When it comes in boiling point, add fish and green chilli. Cook it under covered lid till fish becomes tender.

6. Check the salt and add cumin powder. Turn off the heat.

7. Serve doi ilish/ hilsa in yogurt hot with plain rice or polau rice.


Tips: If yogurt is too sour, you can use little bit sugar. or use less yogurt and add rest of milk.


Rownak loves to cook bangladeshi food and share her bengali recipes on her cooking blog. Rownak is determined to introduce all the authentic bangladeshi cuisine to the world and let everyone realise what they were missing out! She is based on sunny Queensland (Gold Coast) in Australia. Rownak writes for a number of bangladeshi cooking blog.

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