Ilish Macher Dopiaza

Ilish Macher Dopiaza


  • 4-6 pieces of ilish (hilsa) fish
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Wash the ilish fish pieces and pat them dry with a paper towel. Rub the fish pieces with turmeric powder and salt and keep them aside for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan or kadhai over medium heat.
  3. Add the sliced onions to the pan and fry until they turn golden brown.
  4. Add the green chilies, ginger paste, and garlic paste to the pan and fry for another minute.
  5. Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, and salt to the pan and fry for another minute.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of water to the pan and bring it to a boil.
  7. Add the fish pieces to the pan and gently stir until the fish is well coated with the sauce.
  8. Cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the fish is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

Enjoy your delicious Ilish Macher Dopiaza!

Updated: 21 April 2023 — 08:29

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