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ilish kasundi recipe

Ilish aam kasundi / hilsa in mango mustard sauce

Ilish aam kasundi / steamed hilsa in mango mustard sauce is an eternal classic recipe of ilish / hilsa.

Course Main Course
Recipe Cuisine Bengali
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 Hilsa /ilish steak
  • 2 tbsp Yellow Mustard paste
  • 4 tbsp Aam Kasundi / mango mustard sauce
  • 2 tbsp Mustard oil
  • 5-6 Green chillies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Recipe Instructions

  1. Gently wash the steaks of hilsa /ilish and pat them dry.

  2. Prepare the mustard paste: soak yellow and black white mustard seeds (10 gm+15gm) in water for half an hour. Drain the water and grind the mustard seeds in mixer with green chillies (3-4 depending upon your taste) to a smooth and creamy paste. Add pinch of salt to it and mix well.

  3. In a bowl add the mustard paste, aam kasundi / mango mustard sauce, turmeric powder and mustard oil, blend it well.

    I have used an 1:2 proportion of mustard paste and aam kasundi, you can adjust it according to your taste.

  4. Generously coat the steaks of hilsa / ilish with the mustard-kasundi combo, pour the remaining mix over it, drizzle bit of mustard oil and place 2 green chillies over it.

  5. Close the container tightly and steam it in a steamer for 10-15 minutes.

  6. Serve the aam kasundi flavoured hilsa with steamed rice