Ou Tenga Masor Jhul (Fish Curry with Elephant Apple)


  • 5 pieces Rohu fish
  • 1 potato, boiled and chopped into medium pieces and lightly mashed
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 ou Tenga (elephant apple lightly pounded), boiled in 2 cups of water for 2 whistles
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard oil

Method –

  1. Rub the fish with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt. Marinate for 15 minutes
  2. Heat 2 tbsp mustard oil in a wok
  3. Fry the fish lightly and set aside
  4. In the same oil, add fenugreek seeds
  5. When the seeds darken, add the potatoes and sauté for 2 minutes
  6. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste along with the ginger garlic paste
  7. Sauté for another 2 minutes
  8. Pour the boiled ou Tenga and liquid over the potatoes
  9. Add the chillies
  10. Once the gravy comes to a boil, lower the heat, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes
  11. Add the fish and simmer for about 7-8 minutes
  12. Switch off the flame and sprinkle black pepper powder and chopped coriander leaves

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