Saturday, 23 June 2012

Ilish Macher Kalojeer Jhol [Hilsa Fish with Nigella]

Illish Macher Kalojeer Jhol  [Hilsa Fish with Nigella]

Ingredients

 Ilish/ Hilsa fish spwashed well and then cut into pieces— 4-6 pieces.

Turmeric powder— 1tsp.
Red chili powder- ½ t

slit green chillies— six .

½ tsp of kalojeera / kalonjis (nigella)

Mustard oil— 4tblsp.

Salt to test.
 METHOD
Rub the Ilish/ Hilsa fish pieces with salt and turmeric powder.

Heat mustard oil in a deep bottomed pan. Now lightly fry the Ilish/ Hilsa fish pieces. Then take them out and keep aside.

In the same pan heat the remaining mustard oil. Add kalojeera / kalonjis (nigella). Let it crackle. Then add slit green chillies.

Then add turmeric, red chili powder, salt  with little bit water and stir well till oil come out. Now add 2cup water and let it boil for 5 minutes.

Now add the fried Ilish/ Hilsa fish pieces in the boiling gravy. Cover and cook in low flame for few minutes till the fish is properly cooked.

Now Ilish Macher Kachalonka Jhol [Hilsa Fish with Green Chillies] is ready to be served. Serve it with hot rice.

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