Bhapa Ilish


  1. Ilish (Hilsa fish) 6 pieces (washed and mixed with salt and turmeric powder)
  2. Yellow mustard seeds (3 tbsps)
  3. Poppy seeds (1 tbsp)
  4. Turmeric powder (1/2 tsp)
  5. Salt as per taste
  6. Green chillies as per taste


Make a paste of all the spices.Add the Hilsa fish pieces, turmeric powder and salt. Put the mixture in a tight tiffin box.Boil water in a boiler, place the tiffin box in the boiler and cover the boiler. Cook it in low flame for 15 mins. Bhapa Ilish is ready to be served with steamed rice.


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