Masar Tenga (Sour Fish Curry)

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Fish - 1 kg, cut into medium sized pieces
  • Thekera (or kokum) - 1-2 pieces
  • Mustard oil - 2- 3 tbsps
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Panch -phuran - 1 tsp
  • Potato - 3-4
  • Salt - 2 tsps
  • Turmeric powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

How to Make Masar Tenga (Sour Fish Curry)

  • Soak thekera in 2 cups of water.
  • Rub some salt and turmeric on the fish and shallow fry it. Keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add panch-phuran, green chilli. When they crackle, add potato, turmeric powder and salt and stir them.
  • Now add the thekera water and the fried fish pieces and cover it and let it boil in low medium heat until the gravy thickens (about 10-15 minutes).
  • Now turn off the heat, let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Then add some lemon juice and coriander leaves.