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Doi Maach Recipe

Doi Maach Recipe

Doi Maach or fish in yogurt sauce is a very unique dish with very little spices and the flavour of the fish is the star of the dish and is a typical authentic very traditional Bengali dish which is light, easy to prepare and yet is a favorite as a dish you would serve your guests typically at lunch with pulao or white rice on a festive occasion, weddings and occasional feasts.

Although it is usually made with a good quality Rohu fish to get the authentic flavor, it can be easily supplemented by any fish that is fleshy in nature. You can make it with a lot of spices or you can make it simple and the mix of the two is just right and a perfect blend. It often stands out for its silken texture and a balanced sweet, savoury and sour taste. This dish is supposed to be creamy, very light coloured.

A delicious and unique idea for those who love both the yogurt and the fish, a special blend to meet the summer with imagination and taste.

Prep Time: 30 mins ♥ Cook Time: 50 mins ♥ Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition facts per 100 gms: 180 calories, 4.6 grams fat


4 pieces rohu fish
1 tbsp gram flour
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
4 green chilies
4 tbsp mustard oil
3 cloves
5 black peppercorns
2 green cardamoms
2 black cardamoms
1 stick cinnamon
1 dried bay leaf
1 onion
10 raisins
1 tsp sugar
1 cup water
Salt to taste

Recipe Method:

Take the slices of fish and wash them thoroughly. Mix the yogurt with gram flour, little chopped onion, red chilli powder, turmeric, ginger and garlic pastes and blend. Add the fish pieces to this and gently mix to coat well. Marinate for 2 hours.

Heat 3 tbsps of the mustard oil on medium heat, in a deep pan till hot. Add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf and peppercorns and fry till slightly darker. Now add the chopped onion and green chilies, cumin, coriander, raisins and fry till transparent.

Add the marinated fish and the marinade and mix gently and fry well on medium heat. Season with sugar and salt as required. Add water and stir gently occasionally on low-medium heat. Cook till fish is done. Remove from heat.

Serve with piping hot plain boiled rice with ghee.

4 stars - based on 9 reviews


Lubna Karim said…
That's an creamy the recipe...
Now this is my kind of food, delicious.
Kaś said…
nice recipe, looks yummy
Frugal in WV said…
I love fish dishes, your recipe looks delicious!
Zoe said…
Reading the description of this dish really makes me drool... This sounds and looks very delicious!

I'm now your latest follower :D
Shirley said…
I've never had fish this way, but it looks so flavorful and now I'm feeling quite hungry!

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