Malaya Neog, Tinsukia: Presenting before you one of the most popular, tasty and healthy dishes of Nocte tribe (Tribal of Arunachal Pradesh). “Boiled Fish with fermented Bamboo shoots”. It is a zero oil dish.
Arunachal is famous for zero oil dishes. This fish curry goes well with rice. No spice is added in making this curry and therefore is very healthy. Only a few ingredients are used to make this dish, like onion, garlic, ginger, green chillies.
Black Pepper and coriander leaves are used to add flavour.
Any kind of fish can be used in making this curry. Here, I have taken Freshwater fish, Silgharia Fish.
Silgharia fish is a medium-sized carp, inhabiting in streams & rivers at an elevation of 400-1000 meter.
The body of this species is ordinarily wide & more linear having relatively small head.
- Fish – 500gms, cleaned & cut into medium size slices
- Onion – 1 no
- Garlic – 10 cloves
- Ginger – 2 inches
- Green Chillies – 6-7 nos
- Bamboo shoots – 3 tbsp, cut into thin slices
- Black pepper (crushed) – 1/2 tsp
- Fresh coriander leaves – 1 bunch (chopped)
- Water as required
- Salt to taste
Fish pieces are cleaned and washed. Take the green chillies, ginger, garlic in a blender and blend them into a coarse mixture.
Bring some water to boil. Add fish pieces & cook on a medium flame for 5mins. Add the coarsely ground mixture to the fish. Now add the bamboo shoots and salt. Mix well.
Cover the pan and cook on a medium flame for 10mins. Add fresh coriander leaves and turn off the flame.
Sprinkle crushed black pepper. And my boil fish is ready to serve.