Friday, February 28, 2020

DOI MAACH / BENGALI STYLE FISH CURRY WITH YOGURT




This is a delicious Rohu curry with yogurt cooked in a Bengali style. The sea food curries from Bengali Cuisine are very popular and we have a large variety to choose from. They always use river fish or sweet water fish in their curries.

This recipe is part of the , "Shhhhh Cooking Secretly" challenge where a group of bloggers are paired with a different partner each month. They choose two secret ingredients from the chosen theme and we have to prepare the dish using them.

This month my partner is Archana Gunjikar Potdar. She gave me the two secret ingredients - Yogurt and Chilli Powder 
I Gave her  Mustard Oil and Kalonji  and she made delicious Sukto , Bengali veg curry 
Do visit her website, "The Mad Scientist's Kitchen"  

Ingredients:
Rohu fish ...... 300 gms
Onion paste .... 1 cup
Yogurt ............ 1/2 cup
Garlic  ..... 1 tbsp (crushed)
Ginger ............ 1 tbsp (grated)
Green cardamoms ... 3
Cloves ..................... 3
Cinnamon .............. 1" piece
Salt ....................... to taste
Garam masala ..... 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder.... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder ... 1 tsp  (I have used Kashmiri chilli powder)
Green chillies ......... 2
Coriander leaves ... handful
Mustard oil ........... as needed for frying the fish and cooking.

Method:
1. Marinate the fish with turmeric powder and salt. Set aside at least for 1 hour.
2. Heat about 1/4 cup of mustard oil. Bring it to a smoking point and reduce the flame.
3. Fry the fish slices. Remove them and set aside.
4. In the same oil add the whole spices followed by ginger and garlic. Saute them.
5. Next add the onion paste and stir fry until it changes colour.
6. Add the green chillies, salt to taste, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
7. Whisk the yogurt and stir it into the mixture.
8. Stir it well and add a little water. Check the salt.
9. Now add the fried fish pieces into the gravy. Adjust the water in the gravy to your liking.
10. Sprinkle the garam masala powder and add the coriander leaves.
11. Simmer it for a minute or so until it is done.

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24 comments:

  1. Absolutely love the gravy you have prepared here. It sounds so flavourful, with yogurt, cinnamon, ginger, garlic and cardamom going in!

    Lovely presentation and well articulated recipe.

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  2. This curry looks lovely especially the rich gravy . I would love to recreate a veggie version of this with paneer or soya chunks.

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    1. Yes Nayna .. you can also make flat caked with soya and make it like mock fish

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  3. Bengali is one of my favorite cuisines as I am a seafood lover and they have so many shrimp and seafood dishes. I have to try this curry soon!

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    1. Yes < I love these sea food curries from Bengal too

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  4. This easy-to-prepare delicately spiced fish dish looks amazing. The spices and sauces would work well with tofu or soya too.

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    1. Yes Mina.. you can make paneer and tofu chunks in the same gravy

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  5. I don’t eat fish but this curry sounds so flavourful and rich.. love pair up such rich curries with jeera rice!

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    1. Thanks Swati.. you can try the same with paneer

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  6. Doi machh looks absolutely delicious. I can imagine the flavour. You made it so perfectly. It reminds me my mom in law's doi machh. I loved this dish when she made. She is no more and I never tried this dish. Loved your well explained recipe.

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    1. Compliments on the Bengali preparation coming from you means a lot to me dear. You made my day

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  7. This curry is big treat for non veg loving ppl di. Gravy looks very creamy, surely everyone enjoyed this at your place.

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    1. Thanks dear.. yes we all relished this curry

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  8. I can't stop drooling at how lovely the Doi Maach looks. Some steamed rice and some salad on the side, and it would surely be a delicious complete meal...

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    1. Yes dear. We really enjoyed it a lot.Do try the recipe sometime.

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  9. I am drooling over the pictures. mouthwatering and so flavorful. Would love to eat it with hot rice.

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  10. This looks so delectable and ideal for a weekend meal. I would love to make that gravy, sounds flavoursome.

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  11. Interesting recipe using yogurt sauce for fish. Never thought of this. A treat for fish lovers

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  12. I am sure this recipe will be the pride of every Bengali household. Fish being a key to the cuisine, A lot of people will love this recipe

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    1. Yes .. very true. A Bengali cannot survive without fish. This is a treat for fish lovers.

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