How to Make Bhapa Ilish

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By Abhijit

Last Updated May 14, 2022


How to Make Ilish Mach Bhapa/ Steamed Hilsa

How to Make Ilish Mach Bhapa/ Steamed Hilsa; I already posted this recipe, but the main difference is that here I prepared the bhapa ilish without frying the Hilsa fishes. But in an earlier post, I steamed the fish after frying them lightly, which I like. The cleaned raw Hilsa fish chunks are coated with a thick paste made with coconut, ginger, mustard, and mustard oil and then steamed for 12-15 minutes on a low flame; This is How to Make Bhapa Ilish/Ilish Mach Bhapa/ Steamed Hilsa.

Equipment

Ble

  • Blender
  • Small lunch box
  • Big deep pan
  • Stand for lunch box
  • Serving plate

Ingredients

  • Ilish/Hilsa Fish chunks-3
  • Coconut-1/4th of a medium size
  • Mustard oil-2 tbsp
  • Ginger-1/2 inch
  • Mustard seeds 1/4th cup
  • Curd-3 tbsp
  • Green chili-5
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves- chopped-1 tbsp

How to Make Bhapa Ilish

Take a blender; add coconut pieces, ginger, and 2 green chilies

bhapa ilish step1

Make a smooth paste

bhapa ilish step2

Add soaked mustard seeds to the blender

bhapa ilish step3

And make a paste

bhapa ilish step4

Take 3 tbsp curd

bhapa ilish step5

Take a Tiffin box with a cover; then add all the ingredients. E.g, coconut ginger paste, mustard paste, 1 tbsp mustard oil, curd, salt, turmeric powder, salt, and coriander leaves.

bhapa ilish step6

Mix well with the help of your fingers, and coat well the Hilsa fish chunks.

bhapa ilish step7

After mixing the fish chunk, again sprinkle 1 tbsp mustard oil and chopped coriander leaves and cover the lunch box.

bhapa ilish step8

Now take a deep and big bowl/patila/pan; put a stand and add water, the water level should be below the stand.

bhapa ilish step9

Now slowly place the lunch box over the stand

bhapa ilish step10

Cover the lid of the pan and allow cooking on low flame for 12-15 minutes

bhapa ilish step11

After 15 minutes open the lid and with the help of a napkin open the lunch box.

bhapa ilish step12

Now transfer to a serving plate.

bhapa ilish step13

Serve hot with hot piping rice.

How to Make Ilish Bhapa
How to Make Ilish Bhapa

How to Make Bhapa Ilish

The cleaned raw Hilsa fish chunks are coated with thick pastemade with coconut, ginger, mustard and mustard oil and then being steamed for12-15 minutes in a low flame; This is How to Make Bhapa Ilish/Ilish Mach Bhapa/Steamed Hilsa .
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 1
Calories

Equipment

  • blender
  • Serving plate
  • Tiffin box with cover
  • Big deep pan
  • wire Stand

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pieces Hilsa fish
  • 1/4 fresh coconut
  • 1/4 cup mustsrd seeds
  • 3 tbsp curd
  • 2 tbsp Mustard oil
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 5 green chili
  • 1/2 tbsp ¬†turmeric powder
  • salt
  • coriander leaves

Instructions
 

  • Take a blender; Add coconut pieces, ginger and 2 greenchilies
  • Make a smooth paste
  • Add soaked mustard seeds in the blender
  • And make a paste
  • Take 3 tbsp curd
  • Take a Tiffin box with cover; then add all the ingredients. E.g,coconut ginger paste, mustard paste, 1 tbsp mustard oil, curd, salt, turmericpowder, salt and coriander leave.
  • Mixwell with the help of your fingers; and coat well the Hilsa fish chunks
  • Nowafter mixing well the fish chunk, again sprinkle 1 tbsp mustard oil and choppedcoriander leaves and cover the lunch box
  • Now take a deep and big bowl/patila/pan; and put a stand andadd water, the water level should below the stand.
  • Now slowly place the lunch box over the stand
  • Cover the lid of the pan and allow cooking in low flame for12-15 minutes
  • After 15 minutes open the lid and with the help of a napkin open the lunch box.
  • Now transfer into a serving plate.
  • Serve hot with hot piping rice.

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