Shorshe Ilish (Hilsha in Mustard Sauce)

 

Ingredients: Medium sized Hilsha fish – 1

Chopped onion – 1 cup

Grounded turmeric – ½ teaspoon

Green chili – 7 to 8

Mustard paste/powder – 3 tablespoons

Salt – 1 teaspoon Oil – 1/2 cup

Preparation: Clean the fish pieces in water and drain it all out. The fish may lose its taste if cleaned too thoroughly. Heat oil in a pan and brown the onion. After 2 to 3 minutes, add in the mustard paste and some water. Mix thoroughly. Now add the turmeric and salt along with the fish pieces and mix well. Keep stirring for a few more minutes. Add half cup of water and green chili before covering the pan over low heat. Keep turning the fish pieces over every 2 to 3 minutes. Once the sauce thickens slightly, turn off the heat and serve

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