Hilsa Festival Macher Rani’s Itikotha-Nana Paate Ilish at De Sovrani Hotel Kolkata


Best Hilsa Recipies up for grabs at the De Sovrani Hotel Kolkata

The rains may drive you crazy and the water logging may make you detest the rainy season. But when you get a piece of Hilsa on your plate served with steaming rice, much of the woes accompanied with the season go away. To cater to this undying love for the Hilsa, a Hilsa festival will begin from the 3rd of august at De Sovrani hotel. The festival has been named Macher Rani’r Itikotha- Nana Paate Ilish.


Chef Barid, while speaking about the various Ilish dishes on offer at the festival mentioned “Hilsa festival has been taking place at different hotels all over the city. So what do we have new to offer to the food lovers? We have kept about ten dishes for the food lovers. Five are the conventional Hilsa preparations while the other five are non-conventional Hilsa preparations for the experimental food lovers”.


Some of the dishes which will be on offer at the hotel include Sosha o begun die Ilish, Gandoraj lebu diye bhapa Ilish, Kancha lonka o kalo jeera diye Ilish, Narkol bata o sorse diye Ilish, Kamola Ilish, Anarosi Ilish, Ilish er Goan curry, Ilish er Cafreal, Kolhapuri Ilish and Red curried Hilsa.

Each of the above preparations will be served with steamed rice, vegetable fries, dal, Ilish macher muro diye ghnto and a dessert. This has been done so that the individuals can get a wholesome meal at the amount that they will be spending.


The pocket pinch for two individuals is about Rs 1400 and the festival will continue till the 16th of August.

The hotel authorities are next planning an exclusive fish festival in September where they plan to serve Mackerel for the fish lovers in the city.

Do hop in and revel in the delicious flavors of the Queen of Fishes!!

Priyanka Dutta

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