Thursday, 11 September 2014

Hilsa With Coconut & Poppy Seeds Paste...!!!Narkol Posto Ilish..!!!

One more luscious  Hilsa recipe I am going to share today. Monsoon is about to say bid adieu to the state still the Bangladeshi fish supplier is supplying us very good quality hilsa and this time I made a new recipe with it which I learned from one of my very good friend.

So, here is the entire process:


  • Hilsa/Ilish:4-5 piece
  • Freshly grated Coconut paste:4 tbsp(no coconut milk or powder)
  • Poppy seeds paste:2 tbsp
  • Green chili:4-5,slitted
  • Nigella seeds:1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder:1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard oil:5 tbsp
  • Hot water:1 cup


  • Clean and wash the hilsa pieces and rub it with a little  turmeric powder & salt.
  • Keep it for 5 minutes.
  • Make a paste of freshly grated coconut and poppy seeds.
  • Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan/wok.
  • Fry the hilsa pieces slightly. Take them out of the pan and keep separately. You may discard the oil and pour it into a separate bowl for eating raw with steaming hot rice. That is another favorite of us, Bengali.
  • Heat a tbsp of fresh oil..
  • Temper with nigella seeds and slitted green chilies.
  • Add coconut-poppy seeds paste.
  • Cook it by stirring it continuously for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add a cup of hot water when the nice aroma of coconut-poppy seeds paste comes out. Give few nice stirs.
  • Add the hilsa pieces and chilies when the gravy starts boiling.
  • Cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add a tsp of raw mustard oil on the top. You may add few more slitted green chilies if you want .
  • Sprinkle little freshly grated coconut on the top and serve it hot with steamed rice.

                                                                Enjoy Your Food....!!!

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