Quintessential Ilish Beguner Jhol; a signature Bengali fish curry cooked with Hilsa fish and Eggplant aka Begun
Ilish Mach steamed with Mustard paste, coconut paste and yogurt. Bhapa Ilish is one of the most popular Bengali delicacy cooked with Hilsa Fish,
Gobindobhog rice slow-cooked with Hilsa Fish aka Ilish Mach, need I say more?
Perfect companion for steamed rice, Doi Ilish is a delectable Bengali delicacy which you can cook very easily at home
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.
Ilish Panikhola aka Sada Ilish is a popular Bangladeshi Ilish Preparation. This is a light stew cooked with fresh Hilsa chunks and onion.
A light curry prepared with Ilish Mach and chunks of pumpkin; Kumro diye Ilisher Jhol is a mandatory treat!
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.
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 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.