Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Doi Maach/Fish in creamy Yogurt Sauce

fish in yogurt
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.

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 15 to 20 minutes
Serves : 3 to 4

Ingredients :
  • 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

Directions :

preparing doi maach
  • 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.
preparing yogurt fish
  • 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.

doi maach

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  1. wow wud love to try it with sea bream...looks gorgeous

  2. My godness! This an excellent dish. Well done!

  3. Happy 1st Blogssary !! More yummy posts along the way ;D That dish looks scrumptious ! Makes my mouth water hahaha

  4. Happy 1st Blogssary !! More yummy posts along the way ;D That dish looks scrumptious ! Makes my mouth water hahaha

  5. wow... fish looks delicious... fabulous recipe..

  6. Happy blog anniversary and wish many more.mouthwatering fish curry

  7. wow very tempting and wonderful !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

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  8. Yummy curry dear... Perfect for rice

  9. super tempting dish..loved it totally!!

  10. Happy blog anniversary...amazed by ur fish recipes..!!

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  11. Interesting blog!
    and your dish looks really good!

  12. hapy 1 blog anniversary dear...
    I'm ur new follower now...

  13. Congratulations dear on your blog's first anniversary, wishing you many more! Tempting & delicious fish recipe, looks great.

  14. Looks very delicious.Thanks for sharing.

  15. COngrats on the anniversary!Love the recipe.I have an award waiting for u :)

  16. Doi machta dekhte darun lagchhe kheteo nichoi bhaloi hobe. Yummy..

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  17. Wishing you many more years of blogging..Keep rocking

  18. congrats dear..............wpnderful preperation dear....great

  19. The doi maach looks yummy...now I am tempted to make some :-)

  20. iam sure this tastes great...ur ideas are simply superb......

  21. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..


  22. congrats on your blog anniversary, this fish curry looks delicious.

  23. Very yummmmmmmmmmy mouthwatering!!

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  24. Congrats on your blog anniversary! The yogurt sauce is definitely what really makes this dish, awesome flavor blend. Delicious plate!

  25. Wow! This is the first time I've visited your blog, and it's amazing!Thanks for the comment on my blog too! You should have mentioned the Indian food on here - my favorite! I could just tell you were had a computer/software background! Love the layout of your blog too!


  26. Happy First Blog Anniversary to you.. Thanks for dropping by my blog..
    Ermmmm..so tempting all your dish.. Your food's picture also very beautiful..

  27. I hope not to let for me to wish you HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY and all the best to you and continue the creativity

  28. Great recipe! You have so many great recipes! I love fish..but I have no idea how to cook it, so this blog is real discovery for me :)

  29. these recipes are just wonderful..i'm drooling here.. lollz

  30. Looks yummy n mouthwatering presentation.

  31. Congrats on your blog anniversary! Nicely captured and looks awesome!

  32. Hello Sonali, thank you so much for visiting my blog, I´m happy I¨ve met you because I LOVE fish!!! And to begin with, this recipe is great! Sonali, my blog is in Spanish, some words translated, see on the upper right side of my blog there´s a translator, anyway, your comments or questions in English are very welcome. Let´s read each other! Visit my fish label :)

  33. Nice and let me tell one thing that it not my hobby to post comment on other blogs but this is very well so i made up my mind to post comment.
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  34. Happy 1st Blogoversary to OnlyFishRecipes! I'm sure there's many more years to go...

    The fish dish looks so delish and inviting...
    Thanks for the lovely words abt my blog dear. Simply played with the layouts ;)

  35. I think yours may be the most detailed and comprehensive post I've read on food photography

  36. congrats on ur blog birthday,,,it is awesome that you could maintain a blog with only fish recipes for a whole year

  37. Happy Bloggiversary! You have posted a delicious recipe to celebrate!

  38. That looks and sounds very tasty - great post.

  39. thank u so much for your lovely comments :-)

  40. Happy Blog Anniversary, wishing you many more wonderful years!
    This is such a gorgeous dish, and a must try for my family :)

  41. So creamy n awesome yougurt sauce Dear.Luv it added wid fish.Yumm!

  42. It's been so long sincei prepared this,..curry looks yum,,,

  43. Wow.. such cool looking fishes soaking in creamy sauce.!

  44. Uff.....jeebhe jol ashe gelo!! I adore doi maach. Never fails, does it!


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