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Fish curry with mustard greens (Lai Xaak)

Lai Xaak or Mustard greens is a green leafy vegetable. Mustard greens contain a lots of vitamins and minerals and as such very healthy and very tasty too. I love this green leafy vegetable very much . This vegetable has a wide use in Assamese cuisine.  From making salad, chutney and many veg recipes , a very tasty fish curry recipe can also be made. It's a very simple recipe,  made without spices. Assamese recipes are less spicy recipes but much more healthy. Sometimes adding powdered spices spoiled the real taste of the vegetables.  So do try this fish curry recipe for healthy living.

The recipe of Fish curry with mustard greens (Lai Xaak)


  • 4 pieces of fish(any)
  • 1 bunch of mustard greens
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2+1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash fish pieces and rub with salt and turmeric powder. Wash mustard greens and chopped it roughly. Cut tomato in pieces,  no need to make a fine chop. Chop green chillies.
  2. In a pan heat oil.  Fry fish pieces. Drain and keep it aside.
  3.  In the remaining oil add ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder. Add chopped mustard greens.  Stir and fry. Add tomato pieces, green chillies and salt. Stir and fry. Add 1 cup of water. Bring to boil. Cook until mustard greens become soft.
  4.  Add fried fish pieces. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat. Serve hot with rice.


  1. I love Indian food, I will follow your blog for new recipies. Thank you for sharing :)

  2. I love curry! The recipe looks clear and simple enough to make adjustments for my regular one so I’m definitely giving it a try! Thanks!

    1. Assamese recipes are very simple intact. Thanks for reading

  3. Makes fish curry look far less daunting than I thought!


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