- Illish / Hilsa fish – 4 pc
- Turmeric powder – 1 tb
- Poppy seeds – 1 tb
- Yellow mustard seeds – 1 tb
- Mustard oil – 2 tb
- Kala jeera / Onion seeds – ½ tb
- Brinjal – 100 gm
- Chilli powder – ½ tb
- Ginger paste – ½ tb
Marinate the fish (4 pc) pieces with salt and turmeric powder.
Make a paste of poppy seeds (1 tb) and yellow mustard seeds (1 tb).
Heat mustard oil (2 tb) in a kadai. Add the fish pieces and fry for 1 minutes. I prefer not to fry the hilsa pieces.
In the same oil add kalo jeera (1/2 tb) and brinjal (100 gm) and salt. Fry for 2 minutes. Next add turmeric powder (1/2 tb), chilli powder (1/2 tb) and ginger paste (1/2 tb).
Fry for 1 minute and then add the fish pieces and the paste. Fry for 1 minute and add water (1 cup).
Boil for 2 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice.