Ilish Macher Korma Recipe - Hilsa Fish Curry In Rich Gravy

Ilish Macher Korma is a delicious Fish recipe in which hilsa is cooked in a gravy of onion, garlic, ginger and more. Perfect for your weekday meals when you are craving for something delicious.

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Ilish Macher Korma Recipe - Hilsa Fish Curry In Rich Gravy
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Ilish Macher Korma Recipe is one of the authentic and traditional recipes of Bengal, especially during the days of Durga Puja. Bengalis have a culture of celebrating festivals intertwined with delicious food, like most part of India does. Delightful fish recipes are just a part of the menu. Here is a Ilish Macher Korma Recipe which is cooked in a gravy of onion, garlic, ginger and more.

This is made with hilsa fish. With a generous cashew paste and garam masala, this side dish recipe has a royal flavour and taste. I have kept the spices and flavours to moderate since I love the original mild flavour and taste of hilsa fish when cooked. You may feel free to add more.

Serve Ilish Macher Korma Recipe along with Jeera Rice (Pulao) Recipe (Cumin & Ghee Flavored Rice)Bengali Potol Bhaja Recipe (Bengali Style Parwal Sabzi)Phulka and end your meal with Rasgulla Recipe for a traditional meal.

If you like this recipe, take a look at more Bengali Fish Recipes such as:

  1. Kumro Patai Ilish Paturi Recipe (Hilsa Fish In Pumpkin Leaves)
  2. Bhapa Ilish Recipe (Steamed Hilsa)
  3. Doi Ilish Recipe (Bengali Style Hilsa in Yogurt)

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

30 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 300 grams Hilsa Fish , fillets
  • 4 tablespoons Onion , ground to paste
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic , minced
  • 3 Green Chillies , slit
  • 3 tablespoons Cashew nuts , ground to paste
  • 2 tablespoons Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt)
  • For Tempering
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 4 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • Other Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • Mustard oil , to cook

How to make Ilish Macher Korma Recipe - Hilsa Fish Curry In Rich Gravy

  1. To begin making Ilish Macher Korma Recipe, wash the Ilish fish and rub some turmeric powder and salt to the fish pieces and leave for 15 minutes to marinate.

  2. Heat a bit of mustard oil in a wok and lightly fry Ilish mach (hardly 30 - 45 seconds on each side on medium heat) and strain from the oil.

  3. Temper the oil with whole cinnamon, bayleaf and  green cardamom and saute for a few seconds until the spices release a nice aroma.

  4. To this, add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.

  5. Then add the brown onion paste along with 2 or 3 slit green chillies and cook till the mixture comes together from the sides of the kadai.

  6. Add little water in the case you see that the mixture getting any dry.

  7. Now add the curd and mix thoroughly and cook in medium flame till the recipe come together well.

  8. Add salt and sugar to the mixture and mix.

  9. Add cashewnuts paste and whole raisin and cook till the nutty aroma goes off completely from the mixture.

  10. At this point, add milk along with 1-1/2 cup of water and bring it to boil  .

  11. Add fried Ilish mach  and cook for 8 - 10 minutes or till the gravy thickness considerably and looks done.

  12. Add ghee and Garam masala powder and mix it well. 

  13. Serve Ilish Macher Korma Recipe along with Jeera Rice (Pulao) Recipe (Cumin & Ghee Flavored Rice)Bengali Potol Bhaja Recipe (Bengali Style Parwal Sabzi)Phulka and end your meal with Rasgulla Recipe for a traditional meal.

Ilish Macher Korma Recipe - Hilsa Fish Curry In Rich Gravy is part of the Festival Recipes Contest

Uma Pandit

Last Modified On Tuesday, 04 September 2018 11:59
     
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