Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ilish Machher Dim-Sorse / Hilsa Roe in Mustard Sauce (ইলিশ মাছের ডিম-সর্ষে)

During our last visit to Bangladeshi store our eyes wandered to this packet of Ilish Machher Dim (Hilsa Roe). Both me & my husband started telling each other about it almost at the same time! You see, great minds think alike (wink wink). He wanted roe prepared in mustard sauce. So I made a quick call to my mom-in-law and Hilsa roe in mustard sauce was ready!

Hilsa Roe (ইলিশ মাছের ডিম) - 1 Cup
Panch Phoron (পাঁচফোড়ন)- 1/2 Tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 Tbsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Green Chili - 2
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tsp
Mustard Oil (for frying and garnish)

Grind the mustard seeds and green chili into a paste.
Smear the Hilsa roe with salt, turmeric powder and keep it aside for a while. 

First heat oil in a pan and lightly fry the Hilsa roe. Cut the fried roe into small pieces.

Heat rest of the oil.
Add Bay Leaf, Paanch Phoron and fry until it starts to crackle.

Next add the mustard/chilli paste into it and fry on low heat until oil oozes out.
Add salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
Now add the fried fish roe and cook in the mixture for couple of minutes.

Add little water, mix well and now cook it covered on low flame for few minutes.

Finally add green chili and mustard oil. Turn off the heat and keep it covered for few more minutes before serving.

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