Sorshe Ilish



  1. One Ilish fish and cut it into steaks
  2. Six green chilis
  3. One T-Spoon mustard or Ground Mustard Paste
  4. One T-Spoon red chili powder
  5. One T-Spoon turmeric powder
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Two tablespoons mustard oil
  8. One large Onion


  • Collect all piece and put it in a pan.
  • Add amount of salt and turmeric powder on the fish piece and set aside it
  • If you use whole mustard seeds, ground them into a paste along with the green chili and a tablespoon of water
  • Heat the oil in a flat bottomed pan
  • Saute the onions until light brown
  • Add the mustard/chili paste and rest of the spices and striy fry 2-3 minutes
  • Add 1/2 cup of water, making sure you scrape any spices that are stuck to the bottom of the pan
  • Add the fish steak and cook covered over medium heat for about 10-minutes
  • Flip over the fish and cook covered another 5 minutes until excess water has evaporated
  • Check for salt and sprinkle additional salt if necessary
  • Serve  with boiled rice.