Doi Ilish Curry (Youghurt Hilsa Curry)

    55 mins

    This recipe is by my mom's friend, Yasmin Aunty. It is not spicy, but rather is a bit milky and creamy. Doi Ilish can be served with plain rice or white pulao.


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    Serves: 8 

    • 8 pieces of Ilish Mach ( Hilsa Fish)
    • 1 cup of vegetable oil
    • 1 cup of thickly sliced onions and 1 handful thinly sliced onions for garnishing
    • salt as needed
    • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
    • 1 tablespoon mustard paste
    • 8-10 green chillies
    • 1 cup yoghurt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. After washing the fish pieces, cover the fish pieces with some salt and set aside.
    2. On a pan, heat oil. Add onions and fry until the onions turn slightly golden. Now add the salt, coriander and red chilli powder. Stir until the oil starts to float on top.
    3. Add the fish pieces and mustard paste, and cook for a while.
    4. Add the green chillies,and yoghurt. Sprinkle the sugar and stir for a bit. While stirring make sure the fish pieces do not break. Cook until the water of the yoghurt dries up, and the dish turns gravy.
    5. On a separate pan fry the one handful of thinly sliced onions until the onions turn dark golden brown. Sprinkle the fried onions ( beresta) on top of the Doi Ilish when it is being served.

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    Your recipe looks yummy and delicious. I must try it. I've also trie Doi Ilish from Ilish Hut Thanks  -  02 Jul 2016