Thursday, January 31, 2013

Doi Mach or Fish Cooked in Yogurt Gravy

Fish cooked with yogurt is a delicacy from West Bengal. If you search in Google you will get plenty of varieties but my Ma cooked the Doi Mach in a very simple method but the smell of the dish makes you hungry. Only with few items she used to cook the fish curry. Yesterday night I made the fish curry like her but I felt Ma makes it far better than me.

The main ingredients of the dish is Big size Fish and lots of yogurt. I made few little changes to make it little different and I am successful.  Ruhu or katla is just the perfect fish for this recipe but if you have fish filet then also you can cook with them and the taste will be the same only. 

Preparation time: 5 mints.
Cooking time: 40 mints.


1.Ruhu or Katla fish : 4 pieces.
2.A small sliced onion.
3.Half tea spoon grated ginger.
4.Half tea spoon grated garlic.
5.Two to three split green chilies.
6.Half tea spoon Red chili Powder, Half tea spoon coriander Powder, 
A pinch of turmeric powder, A pinch of Garam Masala Powder. 
7.Half cup well bitten yogurt.
9.Salt and sugar as per taste.
10.Few cumin seeds, Few black pepper, Few clove.
11.Mustard oil for cooking.
12.Half tea spoon ghee.

Marinate the fish pieces with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt. Fry the fish pieces and keep it aside.

Now add some oil and ghee in a vessel and add the cumin seeds, clove and black pepper when they start crackle add the sliced onions and fry till they become golden brown.

Now add the grated ginger and garlic and fry for some time and add the yogurt and cook till the yogurt become reddish.

Now add the red chili powder, coriander powder, salt and sugar and cook till the oil come out.
Now add some warm water and add the fried fish pieces and cook with a lid in very low flame for 15-20 mints.

Now remove the lid and add the garam masala powder and add the split green chilies, and again cook with a lid for another 10 mints. 

The Doi Mach is ready serve hot with plain rice.