This is how you make truly ethnic Assamese Fish Curry!

Assamese Cuisine is known for its range of Fish Dishes as well as use of Bamboo shoot and also Sojna (also known as Moringa or Drumstick) in various dishes. So, what would you get when you add the three ingredients together? The answer is – a truly ethnic Assamese Dish that screams “TRULY ASSAM”. So, here is a dish of traditional Assamese Fish Curry and Bamboo Shoot with Drumstick leaves (Moringa) – Sojne data diya masor jool.


Sojne data diya masor jool (Drumstick Fish Curry)

Sojne data diya masor jool is a traditional Assamese fish curry that is made with bamboo shoots and drumstick leaves. The dish is packed with flavors and nutrition and is easy to make at home. Here’s a detailed recipe for Sojne data diya masor jool:
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Assamese, Indian
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 Frying Pan


  • 500 grams of fish preferably Rohu or Katla
  • 1 cup of bamboo shoots sliced
  • 1 cup of drumstick leaves
  • 2 tbsp of mustard oil
  • 1 tbsp of ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp of garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp of red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water


  • Clean the fish and cut it into medium-sized pieces. Marinate the fish with turmeric powder and salt for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat mustard oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces until they turn golden brown. Remove the fish from the pan and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, add the sliced bamboo shoots and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add ginger paste, garlic paste, turmeric powder, and red chili powder and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add water to the pan and bring it to a boil. Add the drumstick leaves and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the fried fish to the pan and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until the fish is fully cooked.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.


Sojne data diya masor jool is a nutritious dish that is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Keyword Bamboo Shoot, drumstick, Fish Curry, moringa, sojna

Here’s the approximate nutrition information for a serving size of 1 cup (200 grams) of the dish:

  • Calories: 250
  • Protein: 28 grams
  • Fat: 10 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 8 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Vitamin C: 20% of the daily value
  • Iron: 10% of the daily value
  • Calcium: 8% of the daily value

Note: The nutrition information may vary depending on the type of fish used and the serving size.

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