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Hilsa with tamarind and mustard Recipe

Hilsa with tamarind and mustard is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Wednesday, 20 April, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 8-10 pieces hilsa (about 1 kg.)
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric paste
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli paste
  • 2 tbsp - mustard paste
  • 1/4 tbsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 4 tbsp - Mustard oil
  • Lump of Tamarind, the size of a golf ball, or 1 tbsp. Tamarind
  • 1 tbsp - Tamarind concentrate
  • 3 cups - water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2-1 tsp - Sugar
  • 4-6 green chillies, slit
  • How to Make Hilsa with tamarind and mustard:

    1. In a bowl, add 1 cup water and the tamarind. Leave aside for 10 mins. and then crush slowly with a spoon to extract all the juice from the tamarind.
    2. Throw away seeds and rind.
    3. In a separate bowl, mix the turmeric, chilli and mustard pastes in 2 cups water.
    4. Heat the oil in a karahi and when really hot, add mustard seeds.
    5. Cook till seeds stop spluttering.
    6. Add the pieces of hilsa very carefully.
    7. Fry fish for a couple of minutes shaking the karahi so that fish does not stick to the bottom.
    8. Through a sieve pour contents of the second bowl into the karahi and then the tamarind juice. Bring it to a boil.
    9. Add salt, green chillies and sugar.
    10. Simmer for 15 mins.
    11. There should be plenty of light gravy in this dish.
    12. Serve with plain boiled rice.


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