Fish curry

fish curry
Fish curry with bamboo shoots ( Big fish pieces)

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Hello , I am Rumi Mahanta Dutta, a food blogger based on Dibrugarh, Assam. Here in this Guest post I am going to share a simple Assamese style  fish curry recipe. Assam’s love for fish is legendary. We Assamese people  generally eat sour fish curries “the famous Assamese Masor Tenga”  There are different sour ingredients found in Assam to make fish curries such as Outenga (elephant apple),  mosondori (Polygonum microcephalum),  thekera  (garcinia pedinculata),  kaji nemu (Assam lemon),  khorisa (fermented bamboo shoots ) etc. But as these ingredients may not be available in other parts of India, I am going to share a simple fish curry with bamboo shoots. Here I am using fermented bamboo shoots.  We prepare and preserve bamboo shoots in bottles to ferment. But you can also use canned bamboo shoots available in the market.


• 2 Medium sized whole fish or 4  pieces of  big fish (any)

• 1/2 cup fermented bamboo shoot

• 1 onion chopped

• 1 tomato chopped (optional)

• 2-3 cloves of garlic chopped

• 1 piece ginger chopped

• 2 green chillies chopped or whole

• 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder

• 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder

• 2 tsp mustard oil

• salt to taste



Take any fish big or small. Here I have given two pictures of this recipe.  First one is of medium sized fresh water fish found in my place and the second one is of big pieces of rohu fish. ( you can use any fish of your choice )

Wash fish pieces under running water. Rub with salt and turmeric powder. In a pan heat oil. Fry fish pieces. Drain and keep aside.

In the remaining oil add chopped ginger, garlic and onion. Add chopped tomatoes . Fry till translucent. Add turmeric and red chilli powder. Stir and add fermented bamboo shoot and chopped or whole green chillies.  Add water and bring to boil. Stir it well to combine.

Add fish pieces and salt and cover the pan. Cook in medium heat for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Serve piping hot with rice.

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11 thoughts on “Assamese Fish curry with bamboo shoots by Rumi Mahanta Dutta.”

  1. I like any kind of fish dish but never tried that bamboo shoot preparation. But I am sure that I will definitely try this dish whenever I get a chance to taste it.

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