Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Recipe of the day: Hilsa with Egg Plant (Begun die Ilish macher jhol)

 Hello foodies! how are you in this rainy season? here is a spacial recipe from Bangladesh, to enjoy this rain with Hilsa! Try it and do share your experience!

Hilsa with Egg Plant (Begun die Ilish macher jhol)


  1. Hilsa:                            6 pieces 
  2. Egg plant (small size):    6 pieces
  3. Green chili:                   8-10 pieces 
  4. Turmeric Powder:          1/2teaspoon
  5. Mustard Oil:                 1Cup (150gm)
  6. Salt:                             to taste


  • Wash the fishes and marinate with turmeric powder & Salt before cooking for at least 30mins.
  • Full heat the oil in a pan & fry the fish for 30sec.
  • In the same oil pour in the black cumin. When it smells, add the egg plants, turmeric powder and salt and then fry for 3-4min.
  • When the color of egg plant should take up a bit of brownish, add 4 cup of water in it and stir well.
  • Add fishes and green chillis.
  • Cover and let it cook for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Take it off the flame when the fishes are well cooked.
  • Serve hot with Rice or Indian plain Roti or Garlic Bread.

* This preparation would taste best when have with steamed rice.

* You may use Shad fish or Sardine fish as an alternative of Hilsa.

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