Humaira Aunty's Methi Dana Ilish (Fenugreek Seeds-Hilsa Fish Curry)

    25 mins

    I never had methi so I cant really say much how the dish would taste! However, it is a very popular ingredient, so if you are feeling a bit adventurous like me, you should consider trying it out!


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    Serves: 5 

    • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil or Soyabean oil
    • 1 tablespoon Methi ( Fenugreek) seeds
    • 1 cup Yoghurt
    • 1/2 cup Water
    • 1/2 tablespoon Turmeric powder
    • As needed- Salt
    • 3-4 Green chillies

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat oil on a pan for 3-4 minutes.
    2. Fry the methi(Fenugreek)seeds until the distinct smell of methi comes out.
    3. Add yoghurt to the fried methi seeds. Also add the half cup of water, turmeric powder and salt. Let the yoghurt boil.
    4. Add the Ilish ( Hilsa) fish pieces and cook for 5-8 minutes. The fish should be cooked when the oil floats on top of the curry.
    5. Longitudinally cut the green chillies in half and add to the curry.
    6. Put the lid on the pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes on low heat.


    Ilish can get easily overcooked, so do make sure that you do not cook for more than 5-8 minutes. When you put the lid on, the heat should be low.

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