Monday, September 15, 2014

Ilish Muro-r Tok (ইলিশ মুড়োর টক) / Hilsa Fish-Head Chutney

My mother-in-law prepared this (ইলিশ মুড়োর টক) few days ago and shared this delicious recipe with me. I had tasted fish chutney / মাছের টক before, but have never made with Hilsa fish. So I decided to give it a try. It tasted really well and had a distinct Hilsa flavor. It is a simple recipe too!

Hilsa Fish-Head - 1
Mustard Seed - 1/4 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 1 Tbsp
Sugar - According to taste
Water - 1 Cup (Lukewarm/Hot)

Marinate the fish-head with salt and half of the turmeric powder and keep it aside for 5 minutes.
Mix the tamarind pulp with 1/4 cup water and make a paste.
Heat oil.
First fry the fish-head well on medium flame. Drain the excess oil on a tissue paper.

Break the fish-head into pieces.
Now add mustard seed to the hot oil and fry until it crackles.
Add the tamarind paste, rest of the turmeric powder, salt, sugar and water. Mix well and let it come to a boil.
Next add the cooked fish-head pieces in to it and let it cook on a low flame until you get the desired consistency.
Check salt and sugar. You can add more sugar as per your taste.

Tips: You can replace sugar with jaggery as well.

1 comment :

surama basak said...

Eita my favorite. Ami hoito muro khaowa eita diyei sikhechi. Looks yummy