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Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Fish | 2 comments

Sorse Ilish (User friendly for abroad kitchen)

Sorse Ilish (User friendly for abroad kitchen)
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November 18, 2011Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 Hilsa Steak


Today I want to do some typical conventional Bangladeshi dish for me. For Bangladeshi people the most conventional, desirable and all time favourite food is Ilish. So I will do something with ilish. I will do sorse ilish. But I won’t do it in conventional way (Don’t kill me Ma). Because living in abroad I or we hardly get fresh Ilish and hardly anyone has mortar and pestle (pata puta).So I try to make sorse ilish user friendly for abroad kitchen. Try once and give your opinion. Your positive or negative opinion will inspire or improve me.


  • 6 ilish steak
  • 3 tablespoons hot English mustard paste
  • 2 tablespoons  onion paste
  • 1 medium sliced onion
  • 4-5 green sliced chillies
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander

How to make:

  1. Rub the ilish pieces with ½ teaspoon and turmeric. Heat the pan with oil and fry the fish both side about 1 minute.(you can omit this part, if you have fresh fish)
  2. Remove the fish and in same oil fry the onion till it becomes soft.
  3. Add bay leaf, mustard paste, onion paste, salt and sliced chillies with 3 tablespoon water. Cook them till oil comes out.
  4. Add  1 and 1/2 cup of water and when it comes into boiling point add the fish.
  5. Let it cook covered till the fish is cooked through.
  6. Add coriander leaves and mustard oil and take off sorse ilish from heat.
  7. Serve hot sorse ilish with rice.

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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  1. Amazing! I can Smell the fish!

  2. notunotto ache kintu oto mosla use korle ilisher original swad r gondho paoa jay na
    .tobu recipe er jonno dhonnobad
    .keep it up…ma

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