Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ILish Macher Begun Jhol or Hilsha Fish cooked with Brinjal

Hilsha fish is the ultimate fish for any Bengali. This fish does not need so many ingredients for cooking. Because the fish itself is so tasty you don’t need to add so much of stuff. One of a very favorite Hilsha fish curry was my todays venture. Its called “Ilish Macher Bagun jhol” or Hilsha fish cooked with brinjal.

This fish curry my Maa used to cook everytime. I know my one is not at all like her but my husband liked it, so I am more than happy. For this fish curry you just need Hilsha fish,brinjal kalonji and green chilies. Perfect  combination with Plain rice. 

Preparation time: 10 mints.
Cooking time: 20 mints.

1.Hilsha fish pieces: 4.
2.Four pieces of brinjal cut into straight wise.
3.Three to Four green chilies cut in straight wise.
4.Few kaloonji.
5.Half tea spoon of turmeric powder.
6.Salt and sugar as per taste.
7.Mustard oil.

Marinate the fish pieces with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt.

Now fry the fish pieces till they golden brown and keep it aside.

Now on that vessel add some more oil add fry the brinjal pieces and keep it aside.

 Now add the kaloonji and green chilies.After few seconds add the turmeric powder, salt and sugar and cook for 2 mints now add some water and add the fried fish pieces and fried brinjal pieces. Cover with lid and cook for 10 mints.

Serve hot with plain rice.