When it comes to seafood, Bengali cuisine is popular for its unique dishes. One such dish is Doi Ilish Bhaape or Hilsa Fish Curry with Yoghurt where the fish is marinated in a rich mustard paste and later steamed in a unique way. To know how, continue reading!
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Cook Hilsa Fish Curry with Yogurt in a Unique Way at Home
Grind mustard seeds, green chillies and water into a smooth paste. Whisk yoghurt until smooth and mix with the remaining ingredients except for fish and whole green chillies.
Add the fish to the mixture and rub the marinade all over the pieces and add the green chillies to it. Add everything to a container that has an airtight lid. In a wok, boil enough water to dip the container in it.
Now, add the container in the water and place a heavy weight on it. Steam for about 15-20 minutes, but flip the fish after 15 minutes and continue to steam.
Garnish with slit green chillies and serve hot with steamed rice.
If possible, grind the mustard paste in a stone mortar-pestle. Avoid soaking the mustard in water, instead strain the mustard under running water.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use yoghurt instead of curd?
Yes. You can use Greek or low-fat yoghurt too for this recipe.
What is the best alternative for mustard?
You can use mustard sauce or mustard paste in place of mustard seeds.