hilsa fish curry
hilsa fish curry

Hilsa Maas [Fish] Curry Recipe

Craving a spicy fish curry? Give this easy Online Hilsa Fish Curry recipe a try!
In case you love Bengali fish curries, then you have to give this easy Hilsa Curry recipe a try. Also known as Ilish Machher Jhol in Bengal, this Hilsa curry recipe will give you the authentic taste you are looking for. So if you want to enjoy a delicious meal, make this Ilish Maccher Jhol recipe and serve with some hot steamed rice. Hilsa fish forms an important part of Bengali cuisine.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 People
Calories 382 kcal


  • 250g Hilsha Fish (Maas)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Pinches Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Mustard Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 Green Chilli
  • 1 Cup Water


  • Slice the fish
    To make this delicious curry, wash the fish and slice it into pieces.
  • Marinate the fish pieces
    Once done, marinate the pieces using salt and turmeric. Keep it aside for some time.
  • Shallow fry the marinated fishes
    Then, heat some oil in the pan and shallow fry the marinated fish pieces until they turn golden.
  • Saute cumin seeds & slit green chillies
    In another pan, heat the remaining oil, and add the cumin seeds. Silt the green chillies and add to the oil. Keep stirring.
  • Add the fried fish, boiled water, salt & turmeric
    Add the fried fish pieces to the oil, then pour in the boiled water. Now, add the salt and turmeric powder as per your taste. Bring it to a boil and let it cook for a few minutes.
  • Serve Hilsa Curry
    Serve your Bengali fish curry hot with steamed rice.


You can also prepare a paste of poppy seeds to make the curry if you prefer a thicker consistency.
Alternatively, you can use the paste or powder of toasted mustard seeds for the gravy.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and slit green chillies.
Keyword Bangla Fish Recipe, Bangla Recipes, Bengali Curry, Bengali Fish Recipe, Bengali Recipes, Hilsha Curry Recipe

1 Comment

  1. Leena 4 August 2021 Reply

    I love this recipe thanks again for easy instructions

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