Aam Mourala / Small Fish in Green Mango Curry: Recipe with Step by Step Pictures

Raw mango and summers are thick as thieves. In India, you can’t imagine summer without Aam pora sarbat, aam panna, aam pudina chutney and other kachha aam’ly things. So, to add to your mango madness this summer, lets add some fish to it.
Presenting, Aam Mourala.

It is a delicious sweet-tangy dish which tastes heavenly in these scorching summer days. It is very simple, yet totally lip-smacking. A favorite of mine, this dish like a time machine, takes me to the days of my childhood in our quaint central Kolkata home and enlivens my memory of the old house and old people, reminds me of my ‘tham’.
She used to cook something very similar to this and it refreshed the tired soul of the 8 year old me like nothing else.
Fine, no more blabbering, let us cook now :)


  • Mourala Mach/ Anchovies – Cleaned, washed and marinated with salt
  • 2 medium sized Raw Mangoes- 1 sliced and 1 made into paste
                                             (You can change the quantity as per your taste)
  • Mustard paste
  • Salt as per taste
  • Sugar as per taste
  • Mustard Oil
  • Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Dry red chilies


Heat oil in a pan and start frying the fishes till then become golden and crispy.
Add water and let it come to boil.
In the same oil add jeera seeds and red chilies to splatter.
Now dunk in the sliced mangoes, sprinkle salt and turmeric.

Add the fried fishes, raw mango paste, mustard paste, sugar, mix well and cover up for 2 minutes.
Once the gravy thickens, turn off the flame, take out in a bowl and serve with steamed rice.

Summer noon sorted!

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