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Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Star Fruit Curry with Fish Head

Star fruit, Kamrakh, Karmal, Karambal, Kordoi, Kamranga or Carambola are fruits that have a tart and sour taste and are used for culinary purpose & also for medicinal uses. It resembles a star and hence the name. In India, its can be cultivated throughout the country.

FarmToCuisine presents a simple curry made out of star fruit and fish head. This is a popular dish from Assam, though it will tickle taste buds of every foodie.

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Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Person


  • 1 medium or large size Fish head (Rohu or Katla fish)
  • 2 Star Fruit (Kordoi)
  • 3-4 Green Chillies
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Cumin Seeds (Kala Jeera)
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric (Haldhi) Powder
  • Salt To taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Cooking Oil Prefarably mustard oil
  • 2 cups Water


  • Keep the ingredients ready
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  • Marinate fish head with turmeric powder and salt.
  • Chop star fruit into large pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry fish head until lightly browned.Remove fish head from pan and keep aside.
  • When the fish head cools, mash it into pieces
  • In same oil (reduce oil if quantity is more), splutter black cumin seeds and red chilies.
  • Add pieces of star fruit followed by green chilies, turmeric powder and salt
  • Stir the ingredients a bit and then cover the pan.
  • When the star fruits become tender and the contents become dry, then add 2 cups of water.
  • Once gravy starts to boil, add mashed fish head. Cover the pan and cook.
  • When the gravy thickens to desired consistency, remove from heat.


Start Fruit Curry is used as a side dish and can be served with rice during lunch.
Enjoy and Bon App├ętit!!
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