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Rupohi Thekera chutney

Sweet, sour and hot chutney of Rupohi Thekera can be served as a side dish with rice or roti.
Sweet, sour and hot chutney 

Rupohi Thekera is a wonder fruit of Assam. It's scientific name is Garcinia lanceifolia Roxb. Rupohi Thekera plant is a short and bushy tree.  The unripen fruits are green in colour. The ripen fruits resembles the shape of tomatoes and shiny red in colour . The taste of rupohi thekera is sour but it looks very beautiful. So the Assamese name "rupohi"- which means beautiful, originates from the beauty of this fruit

Recipe of Rupohi Thekera chutney :


  • 8-10 mature rupohi thekera
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 small piece of jaggery (gur)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3-4 whole green chillies
  • 1/2 tbsp panch phoron
  • 1 bay leaf (tejpat)
  • 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder


  1. Wash rupohi thekera under running water. Make slices .
  2. In a pan, heat oil. Add bay leaf and panch phoron. When crackling,  add sliced rupohi thekera. Cook for some time.
  3. Add sugar and jaggery. Cook until sugar and jaggery melts. Add red chilli powder.
  4. Stir consistently until great amount of water gradually evaporates and until the chutney  thickens.
  5. Remove from heat. Let it cool.
  6. Rupohi thekera sweet, sour and hot chutney is ready to serve.
  7.  Serve it with rice or roti as a side dish. 


  1. Such an interesting and easy to make chutney recipe. Chutneys are an integral part of our bengali and assamese cuisines and we got so much variety.

    1. Thank you very much for reading and commenting ☺


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