BHAPA ILISH BONELESS

Written by: Tarun Bhattacharya

Working in a IT Company at Hyderabad, an avid Food Lover, specially Bengali foods cooked in Home Style

What: STEAMED HILSA BONELESS
Where: Oh! Calcutta, Hyderabad
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“Bhapa Ilish” means Steamed Hilsa where “Bhapa” depicts for Steaming. Traditionally Bengali ladies used to steam their Hilsa in a “Stainless Steel Tiffin Box” while making their rice in a Handi (Hari) and that process is the ideal process of making Bhapa Ilish. Though Bhapa Ilish can be steamed in a Vessel or in a Pressure Cooker and even in Microwave.
The fish is steamed in a spicy paste of mustard, yogurt and hot green peppers.

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