Halwai October 30, 2023


• Hilsa fish – 600g
• Turmeric powder – 1.5 tsp
• salt
• Mustard Seed paste – 40g
• Green chilli paste – 20g
• Green chilli slit – 4
• Cream – 25 ml
• Mustard oil – 75g


  1. Cut the hilsa fish and wash it well in cold water. Apply turmeric and salt on the fish and set it aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Blend together mustard paste, green chilli paste, oil, cream and turmeric powder.
  3. Dip the pieces of marinated fish in this masala and put it in the steaming casserole of the pressure cooker.
  4. Pour 4 cups of water in the cooker and bring it to a boil. Adjust the steamer casserole and steam under simmering temperature for 8 minutes.
  5. Take it off the fire and release the steam.
  6. Serve it hot with boiled rice garnished with slit green chillies.

Recipe courtesy of Sify Bawarchi