Ilish Maach Bhaja ( Fried Hilsa)

A very basic recipe..fry the ilish machh in mustard oil with some simple masala and green chilli.. my family can finish a plateful of rice with this.


  • Hilsa fish – 6 pcs  
  • Mustard Oil – 6 tbsp
  • Whole Green Chilli – 6-7
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Kasmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – As required

Marinate the fish pieces with salt, turmeric, red chilli powder and 1 tbsp mustard oil for 15 minutes.

Add the remaining mustard oil in the frying pan. Fry the marinated fish pieces for 3-4 minutes on each side. Now add the green chillies and stir fry for 10 more minutes over low heat. You may need to sprinkle some water.

Pour the masala oil over your rice, mash the fried green chilli and mix with rice.

Ahhh.. Heavenly!!!!!