Ilish Mach er Dim Bhuna is a delicious dish made with Hilsa Roe, Onion, Garlic, Green Chillies, and a unique combination of spices. It is cooked by sautéing the ingredients, which creates a flavourful dish called Ilish Mach er Dim er Jhuri.
- Notes from Debjanir Rannaghar
- Ingredients- No-fuss recipe of Ilish Mach er Dim Bhuna!
- FAQ- The mandatory do's and don'ts related to the ethical consumption of Hilsa!
- Here's how I cook Ilish Mach er Dim Bhuna or Ilish Mach er Dim er Jhuri!
- Recipe Card
- Pro-tip- how to cook various Ilish Mach dishes using a single hilsa fish
- Bengali Ilish Mach Recipes from Debjanir Rannaghar
- Have you tried the Bengali Ilish macher Dim Bhuna recipe from Debjanir Rannaghar!
- Here's the Ilish mach er dim er jhuri Pin for your Pinterest Board!
Notes from Debjanir Rannaghar
Around my area, we generally refer to the stir-fried Hilsa roe as Ilish Macher Dim er Jhuri. My Bangladeshi friends usually call it Ilish Macher Dim Bhuna. The preparation is pretty much the same in West Bengal, Bangladesh, and elsewhere. This is a simple way to use up extra Hilsa roe and make a tasty side dish to go with hot rice. Could there ever be too much Ilish er dim? Not in my opinion!
For those who love hilsa fish, another delicious recipe to try is Ilish Macher Dim er Jhuri. This is a great alternative to the traditional methods of frying the macher dim or cooking it with the mati while making Ilish bhapa, doi ilish or shorshe ilish.
I had been wanting to share the recipe for Ilish Mach er Dim Bhuna for some time, but I just hadn't been able to get hold of enough Hilsa roe (aka Ilish Mach-er dim) to make it. Fortunately though, last week I managed to purchase enough roe to make Ilish Macher Dim er Jhuri. This dish is known by both names: Bhuna and Jhuri. It is not a regular curry, but a torkari where the fish is used in a different way.
Ingredients- No-fuss recipe of Ilish Mach er Dim Bhuna!
For this particular dish, you'll need a hunk of Hilsa roe, plus onion, tomatoes, ginger-garlic, green chilies, and a few spices. I would also recommend throwing in some pieces of Ilish mach for a more intense flavor. This is of course optional, but I think it's a must if you want to maximize the taste.
FAQ- The mandatory do's and don'ts related to the ethical consumption of Hilsa!
This area of the blog is essentially a cautionary reminder. Please do not buy Khoka Ilish. Consider the next generation. I don't want them to be aware of Ilish solely through pictures, articles, and books. I'm sure you agree. Right?
When buying hilsa, it is important to plan the cooking process in advance. Try to make multiple dishes using one fish so that you can enjoy a variety of meals without consuming too much. I will provide recipes for some hilsa dishes below so that you can decide what to make with the rest of the fish. Lastly, be mindful of not overeating and only eat hilsa within the recommended time frame. Let's help keep hilsa fish from becoming endangered.
Here's how I cook Ilish Mach er Dim Bhuna or Ilish Mach er Dim er Jhuri!Print
Ilish Mach er Dim Bhuna is a flavourful dish made with Hilsa Roe, Onion, Garlic, Green Chillies, and a blend of special spices. It is prepared by stir-frying the ingredients, resulting in a dish known as Ilish Mach er Dim er Jhuri.
- 200g Hilsa Roe/ Ilish Mach er Dim
- 2 pieces Hilsa chunk/ Ilish mach
- 3 Onion (big)
- 1 Tsp. Ginger paste
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic Paste
- 1 Tomato (big)
- 4 Green Chili
- 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
- 1 Tsp. Salt or to taste
- 4 Tbsp. Mustard Oil
- Marinate Hilsa roe and fish chunks with ½ Tsp. of Turmeric powder, and also ½ Tsp. of salt.
- Finely chop two onions and make a paste of another.
- Make a paste of the Tomato as well.
- Chop green chilies as well.
- Now heat 2 Tbsp. mustard oil in a pan.
- Add chopped onion and fry till the onion turned translucent in color.
- Now add onion paste, garlic paste, ginger paste, and also chopped green chilies.
- Fry till the oil leaves the edges of the pan.
- Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, ½ tsp. salt and mix well.
- At this point add the marinated fish roe and mix thoroughly.
- The roe will dry almost immediately and hence, you have to stir vigorously.
- Now add the fish chunks and mix well and keep frying.
- Add 1 Tbsp. oil in between and break the fish using the spatula.
- Mix in a way that there are broken yet big chunks of fish along with the stir-fried roe.
- Adjust salt if needed.
- You can add some chopped cilantro if you wish.
- Once done, add the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil and give a thorough mix.
- Serve it hot with steamed rice.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Category: Fish
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: Bengali
- Serving Size: 100g
- Calories: 290
- Sugar: 4.9g
- Sodium: 797mg
- Fat: 2.1g
- Carbohydrates: 12.3g
- Fiber: 2.8g
- Protein: 21.8g
- Cholesterol: 21mg
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Pro-tip- how to cook various Ilish Mach dishes using a single hilsa fish
When purchasing hilsa, it is essential to have a plan ready for how to prepare it. To make the most of one fish, consider creating several distinct dishes. I'm including some recipes for hilsa meals that you can refer to when deciding what to make with the rest of the fish. Additionally, be careful not to eat too much and consume hilsa within the advised time frame. Let's do our part to ensure hilsa fish don't become endangered.
Bengali Ilish Mach Recipes from Debjanir Rannaghar
- Doodh Ilish (also known as Hilsa curry cooked with milk)
- Barishali Ilish (also known as Ilish Barishali)
- Ilish Beguner Jhol (also known as Hilsa Fish and Eggplant Curry)
- Lau Patay Ilish Paturi (also known as Lau Patay Ilish Bhapa)
- Kumro diye Ilish Macher Jhol (also known as Hilsa fish curry with Pumpkin)
- Sada Ilish (also known as Ilish Panikhola)
- Kasundi Ilish (also known as Hilsa cooked with Bengali Mustard Sauce Kasundi)
- Ilish Macher Tok (also known as Ilish Macher Tawk)
- Mawa Ghater Ilish Macher Lejar Bhorta (also known as Ilish Macher Bhorta)
- Bori Begun Aloo diye Ilish Macher Tel Jhol (also known as Ilisher tel jhol)
- Ilish Pulao (also known as Bengali Hilsa Pulao)
- Doi Ilish (also known as Doi Hilsa)
- Bhapa Ilish (also known as Ilish Bhapa)
- Ilish Macher Sorshe bata diye Jhal (also known as Shorshe Ilish)
- Ilish Macher Matha diye Badhakopi (also known as Ilisher matha diye badhakopir ghonto)
Have you tried the Bengali Ilish macher Dim Bhuna recipe from Debjanir Rannaghar!
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