Assamese Sour Fish Curry


  • 2 potatoes
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 400 gm small fish
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • A big pinch of sugar
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil

Method –

  1. Wash, peel and quarter the potatoes
  2. Pressure cook the potatoes along with whole tomatoes, salt and enough water to make the curry for exactly one whistle.
  3. Once the pressure releases, remove the potatoes and tomatoes from the stock
  4. Blend the tomatoes with the stock
  5. Rub salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder on the fish pieces
  6. Leave to marinate for 15-20 minutes
  7. Fry the fish lightly and set aside
  8. In the same oil, splutter mustard seeds, add blended tomato stock, turmeric powder, sugar, salt, slit green chillies and bring to a boil
  9. Add fish and potato pieces and simmer for 5-6 minutes
  10. Sprinkle with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice

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