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ILISH BESAR/BHAPA ILISH(HILSHA IN YOGURT & MUSTARD SAUCE)

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Hilsha or Ilish is the most popular fish in Odisha,West Bengal,Assam,Tripura and Bangladesh.There are a number of ways of cooking Hilsa.In Odisha there is a popular saying that "Machha khaaiba Ilishii, chakiri kariba polisi", which means that eating Ilish and getting a job in Police department are of equal status.Here we are following a recipe that comes from the Oriya and Bengal cuisine.





INGREDIENTS:-

Hilsa(Ilish)-500 gms
Chopped Onion-1 medium(optional)
Chopped Tomato-1 large(optional)
Green Chilies-6(slit at the base)
Yogurt-4 tbsp
Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
Chili Powder-1/2 tsp or to taste
Mustard Oil-2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds-1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves-6-8
Water-1 cup
Salt To Taste

FOR PASTE:

Mustard Seeds-3 tbsp(soaked in little water)
Garlic-5-6 cloves
Dry red chili or green chili-2

METHOD:-

1-Put all the paste ingredients in a grinder and make a smooth paste and keep aside.



2-Wash and marinade the fish with mustard paste,yogurt,turmeric powder,chili powder and salt.Keep aside.


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BHEL PURI/JHAL MUDI/CHURMURI/PUFFED RICE SALAD

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Bhelpuri is a savoury Indian snack,and is also a type of chaat.It is made out of puffed rice,vegetables and a tangy tamarind sauce.It is also known as churumuri or jhalmuri


INGREDIENTS:-

Puffed rice(murmura/mudhi)-2 cups
Sev-1/2 cup
Papdi(broken)-1/2 cup
Roasted Peanuts-1/2 cup
Chopped boiled potato-1/2 cup
Chopped onion-1/2 cup
Chopped tomato-1/2 cup
Chopped green chili-1 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves- 2 tbsp
Tamarind chutney-2 tbsp
Green chutney-2 tbsp
Lemon juice-4 tsp
Salt to taste

METHOD:-

1-In a large bowl,add all the ingredients.
2-Slowly add green chutney and tamarind chutney and mix well.
3-Sprinkle coriander leaves,lemon juice and papdi,serve immediately.