The famous Assamese Fish Tenga
Famous Assamese Tenga

Fish Tenga
Tangy Fish Curry

4-5 pieces of fresh fish
2- 3 table spoon Mustard oil
1/2 tsp fenugreek/methi seeds
1 cup chopped ripe tomatoes
1/2 cup green peas(optional)
salt to taste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1-2 green chili
2-3 tbs chopped coriander leaves for garnish.

Marinate fish in salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric for 15 minutes.
Heat oil and and half fry fish.Keep aside
In the same pan, splutter seeds .Then add chopped tomatoes.
Cook till water evaporates and tomatoes are cooked and pulpy.
Add peas,1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt
and two cup hot water .Bring to a boil .
Add fried fish pieces and cover and cook on medium heat until done.
Turn off heat .Add lemon juice(according to taste)and coriander leaves just before serving.

Serve Fish Tenga with Rice.


Dhekia xaak

Dhekia Xaak aru alu
Greens with Potatoes

Ingredients :

2 cups chopped Dhekia Xaak or any green leafy vegetable like,spinach or mustard greens
2 tbsp Bengal gram
2 green chili
2 clove garlic sliced
3 tbsps mustard oil
½ tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
200 grams potatoes cubed


Wash ,drain and chop the greens.
Wash and soak the Bengal gram for an hour.
Heat mustard oil in a a pan.Add the green chili and sliced garlic.
Add potato cubes followed by the turmeric and salt.
Saute the potatoes and spices.When potatoes are almost cooked
add the bengal gram and the chopped greens and stir upon medium heat till dry and done.
Serve Xaak Bhaji with rice..

Pickled Bhut Jolokia

Bhoot Jolokia Asar

recipe under some like it hot tab

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  1. Thanks for posting these wonderful recipes from Assam. Finally, some assamese had gut to take a step to promote Assamese culture.

    Will you also pleaseeeeeeeee post the recipe for Geela Pitha??? I love that stuff.

  2. Thanks for the recipes. Will have to try them out.Looks yummy:)

  3. Hi,
    Thats lot of good receipes, keep it up.

  4. thanks for the recipes …

    P.S. bhoot jolokiya is called red savina pepper in english just an FYI.

  5. @Prianka the Red Savinas were the hottest peppers there on earth until the mighty Bhut Jolokia came along! BJ is nearly twice as hot as Red Savina
    Red Savinas are not Bhut Jolokia FYI

  6. very good recipes especially for people who are not born in assam. should add more and authentic recipes.

  7. these r simply awesome n mouth watering……i think no being an assamese i dnt hav to write dat these r good coz they really r favourite of any assamese. i jst want to tell u one thing dat y dnt u share these assamese recipes in sanjeev kapoor’s website…..coz u know why i’m saying there is each n every recipes of other cultures n regions including bengal……then why not assamese recipes also??? this wil be a kind of recognition and promotion of assamese recipes countrywide……n evry assamese people will love it. its
    And thank you very much 4 ur delicious recipes, especially the Omita Khar.

  8. Hi,
    We have launched one recipe section on our website, Can we please add some of the recipes and photo in our site. Also you can post recipe directly on the site. We want add one section exclusively for ethnic food of Ne region. Looking for your response.

    HD team

  9. Hi , all these recipes are very good , please
    give some more recipes. I am not assamese but married to i want to learn.

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