Ilish Pulao / Hilsa fish Pulao

Ilish Pulao Recipe (Bengali Style Hilsa Fish polao) is an extremely fragrant and delicious polao with Ilish mach. You can follow this easy short recipe to cook your favorite ইলিশ পোলাও Ilish Pulao now :)


Frying Ilish / Hilsa fish

Ilish Maach 6 pcs

Plain Yogurt 1/2 cup

Fried Onions / Beresta 1/2 cup

Green chilli paste 1 tsp

Garlic paste 1 tsp

Ginger paste 1 tsp

Cumin powder 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Sugar 1/2 tsp

Cooking Pulao

Oil 4 tbsp

Rice 2 cup

Onion paste 1 tbsp

Onion sliced 1/2 cup

Cinnamon 2 pcs

Clove 4 pcs

Cardamom 4 pcs

Black peppercorns 10-12 pcs

Bay leaf 2 pcs

Ginger paste 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Hot water 4 cup

Ghee 1 tbsp

Green chilli 5 pcs


  • Wash and clean the rice, soak in water for 30 minutes. Drain water and set aside.

  • Clean and descale the fish pieces. Rinse the pieces, let it dry and left aside.