Bengali Ilish Shukto aka Shukto cooked with Hilsa fish is a quintessential Bengali delicacy from Bangladesh.
Marinate Hilsa fish chunks aka ilish mach with salt and turmeric powder
– Shallow fry fish chunks in mustard oil
Cut and fry the veggies into long strips after peeling the skin (potato, plantain, sweet potato, drumstick) and fry; do not peel the skin of eggplant.
1. Temper remaining oil with 2 bay leaves, whole 5 spices aka Panch Foron and Radhuni.
Add ginger paste and poppyseed paste aka posto bata
Add Salt and Sugar and powdered five spices
Add milk and 3 cups of water and bring it to boil and then add veggies to cook
Once veggies are done, add fried ilish mach and cook for 5 minutes. Add ghee at the end
serve ilish shukto with steamed rice