Monsoon without Ilish, we just can't think of that. This is one of my favorite fish. This is my Grand Mom's recipe of Ilish. She always used to cook "Raw/Kancha Ilisher" Jhol. I also use her way. And you can't believe the fish is not fried earlier. The taste of the gravy is even more tasty if you use Raw Hilsha in your "Jhol" . But some people do not like their curry with Raw Fish. So I'm sharing you the fried fish version. But if you want you can make it with Kancha Ilish.
Ilish Machher Jhol is one of my favorite Ilish preparation. This is a very light curry of Hilsha fish, which is cooked with eggplant & potato. Spices are used in a very little amount. In this curry , Ilish can be added raw or very lightly fried.