The Best Hilsa Festival
Every year, eagerly awaits the monsoon. Not just for respite from the heat, but because the rains usher in the season of hilsa. Known as illish in Bengali, hilsa is precious because of its unique flavour. Indeed, few fish match the hilsa's incredibly delicious taste. This season, get your fill of the fish at hilsa festivals in restaurants across . Indulge a variety of preparations such as hilsa paturi (hilsa cooked with mustard in banana leaf), bhapa illish (steamed hilsa), doi illish (hilsa cooked with curd), illish maacher korma (hilsa in a rich gravy), illish pulao, illish maacher tawk (illish in a sour gravy), shorshey bata diye illisher jhaal (hilsa in a spicy mustard gravy) and many more. While restaurants serve hilsa through the year, this is the best time to have the fish. So before the monsoon ends, take your friends and family for a hilsa meal (or several) to one of these restaurants.