Ilish maacher patla jhol

Ilish maacher patla jhol


Ilish maach / Hilsa fish 4 pieces
Potato 2 small (cut into quarters lengthwise)
Eggplant 1 medium (cut into 1" thick pieces)
Kalo jeere / kalonji / nigella seeds 1/2 tea spoon
Green chillies 5-6
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder
Mustard oil


1. Wash fish pieces and marinate with salt and turmeric powder. Wash potato & eggplant. Marinate eggplant with little salt.

2. Heat oil in a pan and fry fish pieces. Strain and keep them separately. Add nigella seeds in rest of oil. Add potato pieces. Add little salt and turmeric powder and fry covered over low heat until potatoes are almost tender. Add slitted chillies.

3. Add 1 and 1/2 cup water. Bring it to boil. Add rest of turmeric powder and salt. Add eggplant pieces and shimmer covered over lowest heat until eggplant is done.

4. Add fish pieces and additional salt or chillies (if needed). Shimmer for another 3-4 minutes.

5. Turn off the gas and serve hot with plain rice.