llsh Bhat (Fish cooked with rice)

llsh Bhat (Fish cooked with rice)

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Servings: 8
Calories: 935


  • 14 oz Rice Basmati, washed in a number of changes of water, soaked in enough water to cover for 30 minutes, drained
  • 8 Fish hilsa or any firm white river fish, fillets
  • 1 tsp Turmeric haldi powder
  • Salt to taste

mix together with a little water to make a paste:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Yellow mustard seeds rai
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 tbsp Mustard sarson oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Rub the turmeric powder and salt on the fish and keep aside for 10 minutes. Then rub the mustard paste and lay the fish out in a round dish with a tight-fitting lid so that it can be put in the pan where the rice is being boiled for cooking.
  • Bring 4 cups water to the boil and add the rice. Bring back to the boil and then lower heat and cook covered until the rice is half cooked.
  • Place the round dish with the fish fillets in the centre of the rice, cover and cook on very low heat for another
  • 5 - 6 minutes or until the rice is done.
  • Remove from heat and carefully remove the round dish.
  • Serve the cooked fish with the rice.
Calories: 935 kcal
Carbohydrates: 41 g
Protein: 164 g
Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 387 mg
Sodium: 548 mg
Potassium: 3798 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 1 g
Vitamin A: 362 IU
Vitamin C: 11 mg
Calcium: 165 mg
Iron: 4 mg
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