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Ilish Macher Tel Jhol Recipe | How to make Hilsa Light Gravy easily

All dishes of Hilsa (Ilish) fish are very tasty and the aroma is simply overwhelming.

The Tel Jhol recipe of Hilsa is a delicious recipe that is very easy and quick to prepare.


Today you will get to know the steps to make Ilish Macher Tel Jhol easy at home.

So let’s have a look.

Ilish Macher Tel Jhol Recipe (Hilsa Light Gravy)

Swarnab Dutta
Recipe to make tasty Ilish Macher Tel Jhol easily at home. Simple ingredients, instructions, and equipment to prepare Hilsa fish light gravy easily.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Induction Cooktop
  • 1 Kadhai


  • 4 pieces of hilsa fish
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 Eggplant
  • 5 teaspoons Mustard oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black cumin seeds
  • 5 green chilies
  • salt
  • turmeric
  • sugar


  • Wash the hilsa fish pieces with a little water and apply little salt and turmeric around them.
  • Do not wash the fish too harshly otherwise, it may result in the loss of taste.
  • Cut the potato lengthwise into 8 long pieces.
  • Cut the eggplant lengthwise into 8 pieces.
  • Heat 4 spoons of oil in a pan, fry the pieces of fishes in fuming oil for 1 minute, and take them out from the oil.
  • Add black cumin seeds and 2 green chilies to the same oil and fry it.
  • Now add the potatoes and brinjals to fry.
  • Add a little salt and turmeric with it and keep frying.
  • After frying for 3-4 minutes, add 2 cups of water.
  • Add salt to taste (take care if salt has been used before), sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric, and boil the broth (jhol) on high heat.
  • When the potatoes are half cooked, add the fish pieces and add 3 green chilies cut into thin slits in the broth.
  • Simmer for another 5 minutes on low heat, and your hilsa fish is ready with the rich aroma of tel jhol.
Keyword Bengali Recipe, Fish Recipes, Recipes for Dinner, Recipes for Lunch


Serve it hot with some steaming rice.

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