Badhacopi Ilish Bhaja – Cauliflower Hilsha Fry



Badhacopi Ilish Bhaja – Cauliflower Hilsha Fry


Spicy dry curry of boiled cabbage and shallow fried fish pieces with green chilies, spices and bay leaf serve as  a starter or side dish. This easy Bangladeshi recipe is full of flavor and comes together with about 20 minutes in the kitchen.


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Badhacopi Ilish Bhaja – Cauliflower Hilsha Fry

By November 4, 2016

Author: Zurana Masud
Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: Bangladeshi
Serves: 4 people

Prep Time : 10 minutes. Cook Time : 15 minutes




  • Add chopped cabbage to a pot of some water with salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until cabbage are tender and water dries up. Keep aside.
  • Heat two tablespoon oil in a nonstick fry pan. Toss with some turmeric and salt and fry fish pieces until golden brown. Keep aside.



  • Heat remaining oil and fry chopped onion until soft. Then add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garlic paste and salt. Add a little water and cook spices for 2 minutes. Add green chilies and bay leaf at this point.
  • Then add boiled cabbage and fish pieces. Mix with spices gently. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper.
  • Once cooked turn off heat and sprinkle fried onion.
  • Serve warm with rice.



  • You can use only head of the hilsha fish instead of fish pieces.


badhacopi ilish-cabbage ilish

badhacopi ilish-cabbage ilish




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