Steamed Hilsa Recipe | Ilish Bhapa | How To Make Steamed Hilsa | Fish Curry Recipe by Varun
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Learn how to make Steamed Hilsa with our chef Varun Inamdar.

Ilish bhaape, also known as Shorshe lish bhapa (or bhaape) meaning steamed mustard hilsa, is a Bengali recipe of hilsa fish (a type of shad) steamed in a potent mustard, doi (yoghurt) and coconut paste. Even though it looks very polished, it is a fairly easy recipe to execute, requiring few ingredients, no special technique, and very little time. It can be served with steamed rice for a complete meal.

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Steamed Hilsa Ingredients -

Marination of Hilsa
900 gms Hilsa Fish/ Ilish Bhapa
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
3 tbsp Yellow Mustard Seeds (soaked)
3 tbsp Black Mustard Seeds (soaked)
4-5 Green Chillies (chopped)
½ cup Coconut (chopped)
3 tbsp Mustard Oil
½ tsp Sugar
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 cup Curd
Salt (as required)
Mustard Oil
4-5 Green Chillies (slit)

Process of Steaming the Fish