Xol Masor Jul
Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Assamese Xol Masor Jul – Snakehead Murrel Fish Curry from Kabita’s Kitchen

Snakehead Murrel or Xol Mas (in Assamese lingo) is a common freshwater fish.

Today, Farmtorasoi presents a traditional recipe from the kitchen of Kabita.

Snakehead Murrel Fish Curry

Snakehead Murrel Fish Curry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Person


  • 1 kg Xol Mas (Snakehead Murrel Fish)
  • 1 Medium Size Onion Chop finely.
  • 2-3 Green Chillies Slit in the middle
  • 10 Small Cloves Garlic Make a paste
  • 1 inch Ginger Make a paste
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri Red Chilli
  • 1 tbsp Cumin (Jeera) Powder
  • 50 gm Mustard Oil
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric (Haldhi) Powder
  • 1 Bunch Coriander (Dhania) Leaves Chopped for garnishing
  • Salt To Taste


  • Clean the fish well. Cut into medium size pieces.
  • Marinate with turmeric and salt.
  • Heat Oil in a pan. Fry the fish pieces lightly. Keep aside.
  • In the same pan, heat some more oil.
  • Add chopped onion and sliced green chillies. Fry till onion turn golden brown.
  • Now, add ginger garlic paste. Mix well.
  • Fry till oil oozes out. Add cumin powder and kashmiri lal mirch powder. Mix well.
  • Stir for a minute.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder.
  • Pour a cup (or as per desired thickness) of hot water.
  • When gravy boils, add the fish pieces.
  • Cook till gravy thickness. Sprinkle chopped dhania leaves.
  • Remove from fire.


Serve hot along with steamed rice.
Enjoy and Bon App├ętit!!
Keyword fish curry, Snakehead Murrel Fish Curry

A foodie and natural cook!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating