Here’s How To Cook This Delicious Bengali Style Doi Maach Pujo Recipe At Home!

Doi maach with rice

Doi Maach is a popular dish in Bengali cuisine. If you love trying different cuisines and are a fish lover, you cannot miss trying Doi Mach! This recipe is a traditional Bengali fish curry that is easy to make. It’s prepared with rohu fish and is a perfect mix of spicy and sweet. The recipe involves using aromatic spices that give the dish its authentic flavour. The preparation of Doi Maach may vary from one region to another, but we promise you that this Doi Maach recipe will not disappoint!

What Is Doi Maach?

Doi Maach translates to yoghurt fish. It’s a thick and spicy, delicious fish curry! The fish is marinated with spices and cooked in yoghurt. The curry has a spicy, robust and slightly sour taste with the perfect balance of spices and curd. It tastes best when served with white rice.

What Fish Is Used To Prepare Doi Maach?

Rohu, a freshwater fish, is one of the most common fish used to make Doi Mach. However, it’s also prepared with other varieties of fish like tilapia and salmon fillet. You can also use kingfish, Catla and shrimp too.

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Bengali Doi Maach Recipe: How to Make Doi Maach at Home
Doi maach with rice
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Doi Maach
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Whole Spices for Tempering
Garam Masala (dry grind into a fine powder)
Dry Spice Mix (dilute with 2 tbsp of water)
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Doi Maach
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Whole Spices for Tempering
Garam Masala (dry grind into a fine powder)
Dry Spice Mix (dilute with 2 tbsp of water)
Doi maach with rice
Instructions
  1. Marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder and 2 tbsp of mustard oil.
    Fish marinating for doi maach
  2. In a kadai, add 1 cup of mustard oil and heat it nicely to remove the pungency, now reduce the flame to medium heat and start adding your marinated fish.
  3. Deep fry the pieces until they turn golden brown on both sides. remove the fish pieces and place them on paper towels to soak up the excess oil. and
    Fish deep frying for doi maach
  4. Once the fish is fried, remove extra oil from the pan. there should be roughly 4-5 tbsp of oil in the kadai. to this oil, add the whole spices.
  5. Once the whole spices start crackling, add the onions and keep stirring for 5 minutes. then add the ginger/garlic paste and continue stirring for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Once you see the oil is separating from the onions, add the diluted dry spice mix.
  7. Continue on medium flame and let the spices saute well with the onions.
  8. When the oil starts separating again, remove the kadai from heat and add the whisked yoghurt and keep stirring to avoid curdling.
  9. Put the kadai back on medium heat and keep stirring. check the seasoning and add salt.
  10. Once the curry starts boiling, add the fried catla and keep it on simmer for 5 minutes on medium flame.
    Fried fish added to the doi maach curry
  11. Top it up with 1 tsp of garam masala and mix it gently.
  12. Switch off the flame and add 2 tbsp of fresh cream and stir well.
  13. Traditionally served with steamed rice.
    Doi maach with rice
Recipe Notes

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