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Fish Curry | Assam Style | Aloo Bilahi Maas

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  • 6 pieces of any fresh water fish, preferrably Rohu (Carp)
  • 2 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 dry red chilies, slit
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 4 medium sized potatoes, boiled and roughly mashed
  • 3 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped /mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 3 cups of water
  • 4 tablespoon mustard oil
  • Handful of coriander, chopped


  1. Marinate the fish pieces in 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and salt.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces, on both sides. Remove the fish pieces and keep aside.
  3. In the same oil, add the remaining oil, bay leaf, red chilies and cumin seeds.
  4. In medium heat, add onion, garlic and little salt. Saute for about two minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and saute well. Cook till the tomatoes are mushy and oil oozes out.
  6. Add the mashed potatoes, turmeric powder, cumin powder and mix well. You'll now find a thick gravy.
  7. Add water and mix again. Bring it to a boil and cook for about a minute.
  8. Add the fried fish pieces, garam masala powder and salt. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook covered for about 5-7 minutes till you find oil rise to the top.
  9. Add coriander leaves and simmer for about a minute.
  10. Serve hot with rice or roti.
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