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Doi Maach | Bengali Fish in Yogurt Curry Recipe

দই মাছ | Bengali Doi Maach Recipe for Weekend Indulgences

Fish holds a special place in Bengali cuisine. Its versatility makes it perfect for every occasion, as a part of meal plans. Starting with maach bhaja to maacher jhol, this is a must for a hearty Bengali meal. This doi maach recipe marks the beginning of the festive season of the year, where we will be continuously sharing special and exotic recipes, popular during this time of the year.

Bengali doi maach recipe
Doi Maach recipe with a touch of Turmeric for those who desist white gravies.

An authentic Bengali Fish Curry – Doi Maach

Ask any Bengali and he/ she would immediately start drooling over the very mention of Doi Maach. Cooking this Bengali recipe is probably the easiest thing you might have done lately.

Its cooking method includes putting everything together and allowing it to simmer on a slow flame so as to get fish cooked in onion and yogurt based gravy, aromatically and delicately spiced with choice of whole spices.

Once it is done and ready to be served, you will see that the freshwater fish has completely transformed into a perfectly cooked fish, having absorbed the subtle flavors of the spices it has been cooked with.

While planning a Bengali meal, pair দই মাছ with plain par-boiled white rice and a serving of a vegetarian side dish like shukto or chorchori, made with seasonally available vegetables. Or, you can also serve a bowl of simple daal, tempered with a hint of earthy spices.

Related Bengali Fish Curry Recipes: Bhapa Rui or Steamed Fish Curry, Rui Macher Jhal, Shorshe Illish

This robust curry is high on flavors but very subtle in terms of heat and punch. This is one of the meal ideas with Bengali Doi Maach served with Bhaat or Rice and a side dish. Here we have a serving of rosogolla helping us end the meal on a perfectly sweet note.

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দই মাছ | Doi Maach | Bengali Fish Curry with Yogurt Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Doi Maach is a Bengali delicacy which often marks a special meal. It is often a part of celebratory meals which includes other special Bengali dishes like Pulao, Mutton Kosha, Biryani or the likes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Yogurt Recipes
Servings: 4 People
Ingredients
  • 4-6 nos. Rui or Rohu fish pieces
  • 2 Onion Medium - paste
  • 1 inch Ginger paste
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 4 Green Cardamom
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 4 tbsp Refined Oil
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Meanwhile smear some salt on the fish pieces.

  2. Once the oil is hot, lay the fish in them and fry them slightly on each sides.

  3. Take them out and keep them aside.

  4. Now, in the same oil, add the whole spices and let it sizzle for a minute or so. 

  5. Then add the Onion-Ginger paste and fry it nicely with some Salt. 

  6. Once done, add back the fish pieces and season it with salt and sugar. 

  7. Whisk the yogurt with some water and pour it over the fish. Add the Green chilies and Garam Masala Powder. Turn the heat on low and allow it to simmer for 3-4 minutes.

  8. Once you see the fat surfacing, turn off the heat and serve.

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