Boiled Fish Curry with Elephant Apple and Burmese Coriander!
A zero oil recipe that’s an absolute favourite of many assamese households during the sweltering heat of the summer months.
Its October and yet the heat is still very much on in Assam. Considering the weather, the summer recipes are still making their way into October and will probably continue further into November, with only the core ingredients varying based on their availability.
As it’s now the season (Oct-Jan) for Elephant Apple, our kitchen would be all stocked up with it for preparing a variety of recipes ranging from Curries ,Pickles, Jam to even sundrying it for a variety of other applications.
Its not just about its unique taste and aroma, Elephant Apple has been extolled in Ayurveda and Siddha since ages for its highly curative properties. Apart from NE India, other parts of India growing elephant apple includes the dry hill areas of Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The fruit also thrives in swamps, semi-tropical forests, and the evergreen forests of the sub-Himalayan tract from Kumaon to Garhwal. Despite its wide geographical distribution, use of Elephant Apple in the local cuisine is popular only in the NE Indians , W Bengal, Odisha and Bihar!