Thursday, August 12, 2010


(Serves 4-6)

As Suman has rightly pointed out, I have used onion seeds in this recipe but have not listed it in the ingredients. Well, sorry about that. You can add onion seeds to the mix but traditionally it is not used in this particular recipe. Onion seed is basically considered a tempering agent. What I usually do is that I heat the mustard oil in  a pan and temper it with onion seeds, cool it down and then add it to the mix  (this is what my grandma used to do). But this is an unnecessary step and you can very well avoid it. But thanks Suman, I am happy to see that my readers are taking this seriously. Happy cooking!


  • Hilsa cut into thick1 inch slices: 6 slices
  • Mustard oil: ¼ cup
  • Mustard paste or powder: 3 tablespoons
  • Green chillies: 4 slit
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt: to taste


Mix all the ingredients in a pan and let it sit for fifteen minutes.


Take a pressure cooker, fill one third of it with water and place a ring in it. Bring the water to a boil. Put the pan on the ring, cover with the pressure cooker  lid without the whistle and steam for ten minutes or till the fish is cooked. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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  1. Kalojeera diechis kintu ingredients e likhis ni

  2. Kalojeere usually dei na..tai likhi ni. :)
    Thnx anyway suman.