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Doi Maach

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Doi Machh or fish in curd is a special Bengali recipe, in which sour curd is added to prepare the gravy. The tangy taste of sour curd gets infused with the fish and creates a superb fish preparation. This recipe of Doi Machh can be prepared with any type of fish, but it tastes best with the Rohu fish or Rui Machh.
Ingredients
  Rohu fish steak 8 , cut in steak size
  Mustard oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For deep frying)
  Sour curd 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion paste 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1 Tablespoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Sugar To Taste
  Green chilli 3 , slit lengthwise
  Coriander leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped (for garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash the fish steaks properly and pat dry with paper towel.
2) Place the fish steaks on a plate and nicely season with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder on both sides.
3) In a small bowl, add the sour curd and other spices, leaving green chilies and coriander leaves. Beat the ingredients thoroughly to prepare a spicy curd mixture. Place it aside.

MAKING
4) In a non-stick skillet, add the Mustard oil and allow to heat on high.
5) When the oil is quite hot, add the fish steaks to fry medium on both sides.
6) Drain the fish steaks and transfer on a plate.
7) Reduce the heat to medium and in the same oil, carefully add the spiced curd.
8) Cook this on medium heat for at least 5-10 minutes, until the spices are properly mixed up and oil is separated from the spice.
9) Carefully place the fish steaks on the gravy.
10) Add ½ cup of warm water to the skillet and season with salt and sugar.
11) Add the slit green chilies and let it simmer for 5 minutes or until the gravy has preferred consistency.
12) Transfer the fish and gravy on a large bowl.
13) Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves on top. Cover the bowl with a lid.
14) Place the bowl aside for at least 10-15 minutes before you serve.

SERVING
15) Serve Doi Machh with steaming rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Bengali
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Curried
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
There are various ways to cook Doi Machh, with or without onion. The one I am sharing here uses little quantity of onion paste and makes the gravy comparatively less spicy. However, if you want to make a thick gravy, you may add more onion paste. This recipe of Doi Machh is my version of preparation, which is not that spicy but yet quite flavorful.

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