Fish Curry with Hog Plum (Amora Tenga Masor Jhul)


  • 3 pieces fish
  • 4 pieces amora tenga (hog plum)
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 dry red chillies, broken in half
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves to garnish

Method –

  1. Boil the amoras (hog plums) in a pressure cooker with 1 tsp salt and 1 cup of water for 5-6 whistles
  2. Rub the fish with salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and set aside
  3. When cool, mash the amoras with fingers and reserve the boiled liquid
  4. Heat oil in a kadhai
  5. Fry the fish lightly till light golden brown. Remove and set aside
  6. In the same oil, add fenugreek seeds
  7. When it turns black, add garlic and dry red chillies
  8. Now add the amora liquid and the seeds and add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  9. If required, a little more water can be added
  10. Let it come to a rolling boil
  11. Reduce the heat, add the fish into the gravy, cover with a lid and simmer for about 15-20 minutes
  12. Adjust salt before serving
  13. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves

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