Bengali Style Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry Recipe

Bengali Style Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry is a delicious Bengali curry where Hilsa fish pieces are cooked in nigella, poppy and mustard flavoured spiced yogurt.

RUBY PATHAK
Bengali Style Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry Recipe
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Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry Recipe is a Bengali delicacy that is made with the hilsa fish available in monsoons. Hilsa is one of the favourite fishes of the region, that is locally grown near the Ganga river and its tributaries.

Poppy seeds and the mustard seeds needs to be ground till smooth and be used in this recipe along with other spices like nigella seeds, haldi, and chilli powder. Then the gravy is poured on the plain salt-marinated hilsa fish pieces on a grill pan and cooked further till the fish is tender.

The taste of the mustard oil in the dish is delectable and the addition of yogurt to the gravy gives a unique flavour to the recipe. This dish is a real treat for those who know the art of separating bones from cooked fish.

Serve Bengali Style Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry Recipe along with Steamed RiceBengali Posto Porota RecipeBengali Style Cholar Dal Recipe and Bengali Bhog Khichuri Recipe for a wholesome lunch.

If you like this recipe, try more Bengali Fish Curry Recipes such as:

  1. Anar Pabda (Bengali Fish Curry In Pomegranate Juice & Coconut Milk)
  2. Doi Bhetki Recipe (Yogurt Fish Curry)
  3. Kumro Patai Ilish Paturi Recipe (Hilsa Fish In Pumpkin Leaves)
  4. Aar Macher Jhol Recipe (Bengali Style Fish In Spicy Tomato Gravy)

Note:

If using a frozen fish, make sure they are completely defrosted before cooking.Cod and swordfish can be a good substitute. For a really authentic touch wrap the fish pieces in steamed banana leaves. Banana leaves are not edible, but impart a delicate flavor to the fish.

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

3 Servings

Ingredients

  • 500 grams Hilsa Fish
  • 3 tablespoon Mustard oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kalonji (Onion Nigella Seeds)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 3 tablespoon Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 tablespoon Poppy seeds , ground
  • 1/2 tablespoon Kasundi mustard sauce
  • 5 Green Chillies , slit (adjust to taste)
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Bengali Style Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry Recipe

  1. To begin making Bengali Style Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry Recipe, first using a sharp knife, cut the hilsa into slices and clean.

  2. Marinate the fish pieces with salt in a mixing bowl and keep covered for about ten minutes. Also prepare the poppy seeds paste and mustard paste by using a blender/mixer, with about a tablespoon or two of water.

  3. In another mixing bowl, mix together red chilli powder, turmeric powder, yogurt, poppy paste, yellow mustard paste, curd, salt and water to make a paste.

  4. Meanwhile in a kadai, heat the mustard oil on a low flame. Once hot, add green chillies and nigella seeds for tempering, keep tossing for about a minute or till done.

  5. Place the hilsa fish on a cast iron frying/grilling pan on a medium-low heat, and pour the sauce mixture on top of fish to coat completely and cover the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan and cook further for about 10 minutes.

  6. Check the salt and adjust to suit your taste, check if the fish is tender and cooked well. Once it is cooked well, switch off and serve.

  7. Serve Bengali Style Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry Recipe along with Steamed RiceBengali Posto Porota RecipeBengali Style Cholar Dal Recipe and Bengali Bhog Khichuri Recipe for a wholesome lunch.

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Last Modified On Monday, 08 October 2018 15:13
     
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