Ilish Er Tel Jhol Recipe - Bengali Hilsa Fish Curry
Ilish Er Tel Jhol is a perfect Fish Curry when you want to eat something delicious yet requires less effort to make. As it is very easy to make, you can try this for your everyday meals.
Ilish Er Tel Jhol is a runny Hilsa gravy scented with kalonji and turmeric powder. This gravy is spiked with green chillies and finished with a generous drizzle of mustard oil.
The mustard oil in the recipe brings out the flavour of the dish and increases the taste too. It is easy to make and takes very few ingredients to prepare. This is a perfect recipe when you want to eat something delicious yet requires less effort to make.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Hilsa Fish Recipes such as:
- 4 Hilsa Fish
- 3 Green Chillies , slit (adjustable)
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Kalonji (Onion Nigella Seeds)
- 2 tablespoons Mustard oil
- Salt , to taste
How to make Ilish Er Tel Jhol Recipe - Bengali Hilsa Fish Curry
To begin making the Ilish Er Tel Jhol Recipe, clean and wash the fish. Marinate the fish with salt and some turmeric powder.
Add a little water to the remaining turmeric to make a gorgeous golden yellow wet paste. Keep it aside.
Next, heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Once the oil is hot, put the fish in the pan and pan fry the fish till it turns light brown from both the sides. Keep them aside.
Add the rest of the oil in the same pan, add the kalonji and green chilies. Once they stop spluttering, add the turmeric paste and add in the required salt.
Cook the gravy for about a minute or two. Now add a cup of warm water and let it simmer for 5 more minutes on medium heat.
After 5 minutes, add the fried fish and cook for another 5 minutes on low heat. Once it is done, switch off the gas and serve hot.