Doi Ilish Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Doi Ilish is a traditional Bengali dish made with Hilsa fish cooked in a rich and creamy yogurt-based sauce. The dish is known for its delicate flavors and melt-in-your-mouth texture. The Hilsa fish is marinated in a mixture of spices and then gently simmered in a sauce made with yogurt, mustard paste, and a blend of aromatic spices. The result is a dish that is tangy, creamy, and full of flavor. Doi Ilish is typically served with steamed rice or pulao, making it a perfect choice for a special occasion or a festive meal.

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Doi Ilish

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Ingredients for Doi Ilish Recipe

  • 125 gram Hilsa Fish
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 3/4 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 Cardamom Pods
  • 1/4 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mustard Paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • as required Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Doi Ilish Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Clean and marinate the Hilsa fish with turmeric powder and salt.
  • STEP 2.Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish until golden brown. Set aside.
  • STEP 3.In the same pan, add mustard oil and temper with bay leaves, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  • STEP 4.Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté until fragrant.
  • STEP 5.In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, mustard paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt.
  • STEP 6.Add the yogurt mixture to the pan and cook until the oil separates.
  • STEP 7.Add water and bring the sauce to a boil.
  • STEP 8.Gently add the fried fish to the sauce and simmer for a few minutes.
  • STEP 9.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice or pulao.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to marinate the fish for at least 30 minutes to enhance the flavors.
  • Frying the fish before adding it to the sauce adds a crispy texture to the dish.
  • Adjust the amount of mustard paste and red chili powder according to your spice preference.

Storage and Serving

  • Doi Ilish is best enjoyed fresh and hot.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat gently in a pan or microwave before serving.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat2 g Protein9 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp