Celebrating my FIRST BLOG ANNIVERSARY with this wonderful recipe of DOI MAACH/FISH IN CREAMY YOGURT SAUCE. This is an authentic Bengali cuisine served typically with plain white rice / fried rice / pulao. This delicious and savory dish is absolutely one of my favorites . I fondly remember my college days ,whenever I visited home, my mom used to prepare this dish every time specially for me :-) Rohu Fish is typically used in this dish, but any white fleshed fish like cat fish or tilapia also works great.
- 4 big pieces of Tilapia ( sufficient to serve 3 to 4)
- 1 medium onion, makes about 3 tbsp heapful
- 1, 1" piece of ginger, makes almost 1 tsp paste
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 cinnamon
- 2 to 3 green cardamom
- 3 to 4 cloves
- 1 Bay leaf
- 2 green chilies, with very little heat, mostly used for flavor
- 3/4 tsp sugar
- Salt, to taste
- Oil, as required
- Marinade the fish pieces with salt and 2 pinches of turmeric. Keep marinated for 10 to 15 minutes. Fry the fish pieces well to a bright golden brown color on both sides, in 2 tbsp of oil.
- In a bowl, add 1/2 cup of curd with 1/4 tsp of red chili powder , 1/2 tsp of coriander powder and 1 tsp of turmeric powder with 1/2 cup of water , beat lightly to get a smooth texture.
- Grind the ginger and green chilies together to make a coarse paste. Prepare the onion paste. Roughly grind the cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
- Heat 1 n half tbsp of oil, add the Bay leaf and the ground garam masala, once fragrant, add the ginger and chili paste, fry for a minute or two. Next and the onion paste and sugar and fry until it starts to leave oil.
- Before adding the curd, allow the spice mix cool down for about 2 to 3 minutes so that the curd won't curdle. Next add half a cup of water , add salt, let cook covered until it comes to a boil.
- Add the Fish pieces , cover and let it simmer on medium low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until you get a thick, smooth and creamy consistency.
- Serve hot with plain white rice or fried rice or pulao.
Sending for event Dish For Loved ones hosted by Sravavi
also sending for event Holi Hai hosted by My Cook Book
also sending recipe for the event Bon vivant moments -savory items hosted by Sumee's Culinary Bites
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