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What Apoo said is right... Its called ILISH in this part of the world and has about a million bones in them.. Too painful to eat, but the Bongs can eat it very very efficiently..
Its about 180 bucks a kg but an eternal favourite with the Bongs... Method of preparation is already mentioned by Apoo...

Have eaten it quite a number of times and believe me, it is blooody amazing.. You guys are missing something...

Glenn - Come to Cal and the "Ilish maach" treat is on me !!


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Hi Gav,

Can you post a Pic of this bugger? The Eel..

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Hi Gavin, thanks for the invitation! May yet take you up on your offer! You, Doc Saiki and I eh? Must take Doc along incase the bones lodge in da throat!!
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glen come o'er...no pain no gain, some restos here serve boneless hilsa also, so don't worry at all
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Bobster - Have got a pic of the Hilsa in the image gallery under the thread "katla from bengal" :lol: :lol:

Thanks OMO.... :P


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Gav you have pulled your last favour. No more posting on your behalf :lol:
Now that you know how to resize and post, i hope you will be doing this by yourself from now on.(Bops i gave him online help)
Bobby, Gav took this picture of Hilsa in a pot off the net, and says they are cheap ones 150/- a kg. The expensive ones cost 500/- per kg.
Bloody half bong, how the hell does he know whether they are good or bad without smelling them. :lol:


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Is this the same fish as the Palla?

I love the palla and eat it very efficiently. Especially the roe, fried in a bananna leaf. Bones, shmones nothing mate just a treat..

The Palla I am referring to are caught in Salt Water.


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Hi Bobby!
The hilsa is an estuary fish, so who knows it may be the same.
Do you have any pix of the Palla for comparison ?
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Hi Owen,

No I do not, but will get a picture from somewhere.

I will go to the Market here sometime and get a picture. May be Fred can help here, all he got to do is make a right from his gate and take a picture.

Fred, can you post that picture?

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there is a pix of a hilsa in another thread titled 'hilsa'. hurry a few crazy bongs are after them


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Years ago The Oberoi Grand Hotel in Calcutta served a smoked hilsa in the coffee shop. No bones in the fillet. The Chef never told me how he made the fillet.

Another option for those uninitiated to eating Hilsa is to have the fish cut 'Bangla Style' which seperates the abdominal portion called 'peti' from the vertibrate portion called'gada'. The Peti has a few bones is fatty easy to handle and tasty. The 'gada' is far too bony for those not used to eating bony fish.

If you are planning on this gastronomical freakout mustard paste and all, do buy a fish closer to 2 kg than 1 kg. Less bones and more tasty.

BTW my fish vendor in Bangalore air freights Hilsa from Calcutta and sells it for Rs.350/- a kg.

Long live the Hilsa!! Hopefully us Bongs will allow that to happen!

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@sandeep...dude hilsa tastes best when they weighs between 1.2-1.5 kgms...over than that it's become a bit tasteless...
one more thing i'd like to add, due to rapid poaching (people catching smaller hilsa in large quantities...)...their number is decreasing day after day....
if you learn a person how to eat fish...he'll empty the sea... :( :( :(


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Gav, Saiki and their friends from Kolkata would be the best person for this. Even Outrigorsandeep will know about it.
All the best [smilie=yum.gif]


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bobster...i'm sorry to say, i'm not a good cook of hilsa :(
if ya wanna kno then i can ask my mom... :(
n send via email
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