Ilish Maacher Matha Diye Kochu Shaak

"A Bengali style recipe cooked with Hilsa fish head and spices."
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 15mins

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  • 2 pieces Hilsa Fish Heads
  • 200 g Kochu Shaak/ Taro Root
  • 2 teaspoons Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • To Taste Salt
  • 1 cups Mustard Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Gur


  • Step 1

    Chop the Kochu Shaak into fine pieces. Scrap the skin. Put it in pan. Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder. Let it cook in medium flame.

  • Step 2

    Set the shaaak aside after boiling it. Pour mustard oil in pan. Temper the oil with 1 tsp Cumin seeds.

  • Step 3

    Add the boiled Kochu Shaak. Saute them. Set it aside. Fry fish heads in the same oil.

  • Step 4

    Break them into shreds. Add the shaak. Add salt to taste and gur. Cook till everything gets mixed well.

  • Step 5

    Sprinkle dollops of mustard oil and finish cooking.

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