Sorse Ilish


Ilish is a delicacy, which can be cooked in several ways. Even fried Ilish is liked by many people. Here is a simple recipe of Ilish mustard paste, commonly known as sorse ilish.
  1. Ilish (Hilsa) fish: 4 pices
  2. Onion paste: 1 tsp
  3. Haldi (Turmeric) powder: 1½ tsp
  4. Mustard paste: 1 tbs
  5. Mustard oil: 2 tbs
  6. Salt: To taste
  7. Green chili: 4 nos
  1. Marinate the fish with salt and Haldi (Turmeric) powder and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a wok.
  3. Fry onion paste till translucent.
  4. Add Haldi (Turmeric) powder and salt. Lower heat.
  5. Cook the fishes in this 'masala' for 2 minutes.
  6. Dissolve mustard paste in water and add salt. Let it stand for 10 minutes.
  7. Add this paste to fish in wok.
  8. Immediately add about 1 cup of boiled water.
  9. Bring the mixture to boil.
  10. Lower the heat and cover the wok.
  11. Cook for 7-8 minutes.
  12. Dry the excess water by heating in high flame.
  13. Turn off heat, add 1 tsp raw mustard oil, green chilies and fresh coriander leaves.
  14. Serve with steamed rice or khichuri.
  1. Hilsa fish is soft fish, do not over cook.
  2. Adding raw mustard oil is optional.
  3. You may fry Kalonji in oil, before starting, which adds flavour.

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