Steamed Hilsa Recipe - Ilish Bhapa - How To Make Steamed Hilsa - Fish Curry Recipe by Varun

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Dec. 21, 2021

Ilish bhaape, also known as Shorshe lish bhapa (or bhaape) meaning steamed mustard hilsa, is a Bengali recipe of hilsa fish (a type of shad) steamed in a potent mustard, doi (yoghurt) and coconut paste. Even though it looks very polished, it is a fairly easy recipe to execute, requiring few ingredients, no special technique, and very little time. It can be served with steamed rice for a complete meal.


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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4