Jika-bilahire Maas (fish With Ridge Gourd -tomato )

Ridge gourd ,tomato and fish a great combination. Its usually a sour fish curry. A soul food in summer. Usually in Assam when any sour dish is cooked its always without onion and garlic. If anyone is not fond of turai/ridge gourd I am sure this way you will start liking the vegetable.

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Manisha Keshab's Secret Indian Recipe !

Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
40 minutes

Very Easy

fish 6 pieces rohu/any small fishes
Turai/ridge gourd-2/3 no (preferably tender one)
Tomato -medium size 3
Pach phoran-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder
Green chilli -2
Chopped coriender leaves for garnishing-1tablespoon
Hot water-2 cups
lemon -1/2 (juice)
Clean, wash and rub the fish with salt and turmeric.
Heat the oil. when it will be very hot place the fishes . Fry till its done
Chop the tomatoes .Peel the skin of turai and chop it .
In the same oil when its hot add panch phoran
then add tomatoes.salt to taste and turmeric powder. Mix all well. Cover till tomatoes are cooked.
Then add the turais.Mix well. cover till its cooked. Water from the vegetables will also disappear.
Add hot water .Let it boil.
Once it starts boiling add the fish pieces. Cover and keep it on medium flame till water is reduced to desired consistency.
Add slited green chilli and lemon juice.
Let it boil for a minute. Switch off the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Instead of fish one can use dal vada also.
If paanch phoran is not available then add only rai ,saunf and kalaunji .