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Indian Carplet Stir Fry with Bamboo Shoots

Fish Stir Fry with Bamboo Shoots

The Indian carplet (Amblypharyngodon microlepis)  also known as mua mach (মোৱা মাছ) in Assamese is a species of carplet in the family Cyprinidae. It's length is about 10 cm long and found in ponds and streams etc. Indian carplet has a very delicious taste but the most difficult part is cleaning the fish as it is very small in size.  It's very time consuming too. But as a fish lover I enjoy cleaning these tiny Indian carpets. You can cook Indian carpet in turmeric leaf , make stir fry or  you can also make a tasty curry with ginger leaf. But today I am going to share a simple recipe of Indian carplet stir fry with bamboo shoots. Now let's check the recipe below. 

Indian Carplet Stir Fry with Bamboo Shoots 

Indian Carplet Stir Fry with Bamboo Shoots

📎Course : Main Course 
📎Cuisine : Indian (Assamese)
🔪Preparation Time : 20 minutes
♨Cooking Time : 10 minutes
🕞Total : 30 minutes
🍴Servings : 4


  • 150 gms of Indian carplets 
  • 2 onion, sliced 
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tbsp mustard oil
  • 2-3 tbsp fermented bamboo shoots 
  • 2-3 green chillies, chopped 
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing 


  1. Clean and then wash Indian carpets under running water.  Rub with salt and turmeric. 
  2. In a pan heat oil. Fry sliced onions and chopped green chillies til translucent.  Drain and keep aside. 
  3. In the remaining oil fry small Indian catplets carefully. Fry 5-6 fishes at a time. Drain and keep it in one side of the pan. Repeat it until you finish frying all the fishes. 
  4. Be careful in frying the fishes.  Don't make dip fry or crispy.  
  5. Once you complete frying all the fishes add fried onions and green chillies.
  6. Add fermented bamboo shoot. 
  7. Mix everything well carefully as the Indian carplet is very delicate and it may lose its shape. 
  8. Add salt if required. 
  9. Cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  10. Add chopped coriander leaves. 
  11. Remove from heat and serve with rice.