Ilish Mach Bhorta (Ilish Fish Bhorta)

Ilish Mach Bhorta (Ilish Fish Bhorta)


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About this recipe: Ilish is the national fish of Bangladesh, and it is so delicious that it is cooked in several different ways. The heads, tails an fins of this yummy does not become waste, but is rather used to make a spicy mash, called Ilish Mach Bhorta. It is usually eaten with plain white rice.

Serves: 5 

  • Heads, tails and fins of 2 Ilish fishes
  • 4-5 onions, sliced
  • 1 big garlic, sliced
  • 10-12 green chillies, sliced
  • Salt as needed

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Wash the head, tails and fins of the fish well and set aside for the water to dry off.
  2. Cover and mix the fish pieces with salt and a pinch of turmeric and red chilli powders.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces. Set the fried fish pieces aside.
  4. Heat a tawa and toast the onion, garlic and green chilli slices.
  5. Add the fish pieces along with toasted onion, garlic and green chilli slices on a sheel pata. Grind well with some salt.

Serving suggestion

Serve with plain white rice.

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