Ilish (Hilsha) Fish –  1
Ground Mustard Paste – 3 tbsp
Green Chili – 6
Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Onion (chopped) – 4
Salt – as needed
Cooking Oil – 1/4 cup



Shorshe IlishMake a fine paste of ground mustard and green chilies. Heat oil in a frying pan and add onions. Sauté until onions get brown color. Add all the masala and the mustard paste. Stir fry for some minutes, add 1/3 cup of warm water (or more) and then add fish pieces. Mix thoroughly and cook in low heat until fish is tender, extra water is vaporized, and the oil gets separated.

Note: You may also bake shorshe ilish. You have to mix all the masala and oil with fish pieces before you start baking. If you don’t have Hilsha fish, you may try this recipe with Salmon.