10 Ilish Mach Recipes to try this Monsoon

Debjanir Rannaghar

Let's check some of the signature Bengali Recipes of Hilsa Fish

Ilish Beguner Jhol

Quintessential Ilish Beguner Jhol; a signature Bengali fish curry cooked with Hilsa fish and  Eggplant aka Begun 

Bhapa Ilish

Ilish Mach steamed with Mustard paste, coconut paste and yogurt. Bhapa Ilish is one of the most popular Bengali delicacy cooked with Hilsa Fish,

Hilsa Pulao  aka  Ilish Pulao

Gobindobhog rice slow-cooked with Hilsa Fish aka Ilish Mach, need I say more?

Doi Ilish

Perfect companion for steamed rice, Doi Ilish is a delectable Bengali delicacy which you can cook very easily at home

Shorshe Ilsih

Cooked with mustard paste, mustard oil, and green chilies, Shorshe Ilish is a signature Bengali Delicacy. If you love tangy flavors, this mustard-based fish curry called Ilish Macher Shorshe Jhal is unputdownable.

Sada Ilish aka Ilish Panikhola

Ilish Panikhola aka Sada Ilish is a popular Bangladeshi Ilish Preparation. This is a light stew cooked with fresh Hilsa chunks and onion.

Kumro diye ilisher Jhol

A light curry prepared with Ilish Mach and chunks of pumpkin; Kumro diye Ilisher Jhol is a mandatory treat!

Doodh Ilsih

While Bhapa ilish, Ilish Paturi, Shorshe Ilish, Ilish Beguner Jhol, etc are considered popular, Doodh Ilish is an unpopular one; Hilsa fish is cooked with milk and selected Indian spices and the end result is brilliant and subtle Ilish fish curry.

Ilish Macher Leja Bhorta

A mash is prepared after bones are separated from the tail piece of Hilsa. A bit tricky to make; however, Ilish Macher Leja Bhorta is worth the labor.

Ilish Macher Tok

Ilish Macher Tok aka Ilish Mathar Tok is a runny chutney cooked with the head of Hilsa Fish, Tamarind Paste, and Jaggery. This sweet and sour fish chutney is one of its kind.