Saturday, 26 October 2013

Ilish Machher Kalia (Hilsa Fish Kalia)

Enjoy your Festive Special Lunch with Red,Hot & Spicy

Ilish Machher Kalia  (Hilsa Fish Kalia):

I didnt fry Ilish to enjoy its unique aroma......

If you want,you can saute for few minutes..


Ilish:2 pieces
Onion-chopped/paste:1,large (I used chopped)
Ginger-garlic paste:1 tbsp
Tomato-chopped/paste:1,large(I used chopped)
Turmeric powder:1 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder:1 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli(whole):2
Sugar:2 tsp
Green cardamom:1
Cinnamon:1(1 inch)
Garam masala powder:1/2 tsp
Bay leaves:2
Coconut milk:2 tbsp(dont use more than 2 tbsp,otherwise the typical red colour will change!!)
Ghee:1 tsp
Mustard oil:1/2 cup


Rub the fish pieces with a pinch of salt,turmeric,chilli powder & ginger-garlic paste & keep aside.

Heat ghee & fry chopped onion with a tsp of sugar.

Remove from ghee when they turn golden & crispy.

Drain the extra ghee.

Heat mustard oil & temper bay leaves & Whole garam masala.

If you want,you can saute the fish for few mins.

Add ginger-garlic paste,fried onion, kashmiri chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder,sugar,salt,& fish pieces & cook till the rawness of masala goes.

Add half cup of water & cover with a lid & cook for 5 mins.

Add coconut milk & remove from flame & cover with a lid.

Serve with rice.

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