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Thekera Tenga Aru Mass

  • Non Veg
  • 1 hr 20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Thekera Tenga Aru Mass, also known as Rohu Fish, in Mangosteen Curry is a special indigenous dish usually prepared by mothers in the southern part of the country and other South East Asian countries. In India, Assam is the major consumer of this dish. It’s deep purple in color, rich with antioxidants and vitamin C and low on calories. The dish is ideal for summers.

Health Benefits

The main ingredient in the dish is rohu fish, which is a freshwater fish and brings many health benefits. A source of Vitamin C, Rohu Fish helps in maintaining immunity and a good overall health. It supplies a high dosage of protein, acts as a brain-booster, heart friendly and is low in fat, making the dish a healthy one.

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How to make Thekera Tenga Aru Mass

  1. Soak mangosteen petals in little warm water for 1/2 an hour.
  2. Rub the cleaned washed fishes with salt and turmeric powder. Heat the oil. Fry the fish till done.
  3. In the remaining oil, add dry red chili and for on. When the for on starts to crackle, add the boiled potato and haldi powder to it and stir it everything gets mixed properly.
  4. Then add the mangosteen along with the water. Stir it for sometime till the liquid evaporates.
  5. Then add hot water to it. Add salt to taste.
  6. When the water starts boiling, add fish. Cover it with water reduces to your desired consistency.
  7. Add little jaggery or sugar to suit your taste.
  8. The taste should be sour with little sweetness.
  9. Switch off the gas. Transfer to serving bowl. Garnish with green chilies.
  10. Serve with plain rice. 


  • In India, Thekera comes from Assam. It is green at the beginning, gets deep purple when ripe and turns deeper purple or almost black when dried. It is used as a souring agent in many preparations.
  • The scientific name of Thekera is Garcinia Mangostana of Garcinia Indica Family. 

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