Bengali Doi Maach Recipe (Fish In Yogurt Curry)

Sai Priya
Bengali Doi Maach Recipe (Fish In Yogurt Curry)
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A Bengali meal is always incomplete without a fish item. Either it's a fish fry or a curry like Macher Kalia, Macher Jhol, Bhapa Ilish or Paturi. Each dish has it's own charm & delicacy. So here I am with such a dish which is truly robust, a taste that lingers in your mouth. The recipe of ‘Doi Maach’ that I am going to share is very easy to follow. Just marinate the fish for 15 to 20 minutes and slow cook for 15 minutes. Voila, your dish is ready!

Serve Bengali Doi Maach along with Chingiri Paturi and hot steamed rice for a perfect Bengali weekday lunch or dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fish recipes such as

  1. Spicy Chettinad Fish Fry Recipe
  2. Doi Bhetki Recipe
  3. Bengali Style Pomfret Shorshe Recipe


Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Lunch
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 400 grams Rohu fish , sliced
  • 1 Onion , sliced
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 5 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tablespoons Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 tablespoons Sultana Raisins
  • 1 cups Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Mustard oil
  • 2 Green Chillies , sliced
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Bengali Doi Maach Recipe (Fish In Yogurt Curry)

  1. To begin making the Bengali Doi Maach recipe, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy bottomed pan.

  2. Add garlic, ginger and onion and saute it for a minute. Let it cool down and then make a paste of this using a mixer grinder.

  3. Marinate fish with raisin, turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and 1 tablespoon oil for 15 to 30 minutes in a mixing bowl. Mix everything properly.

  4. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the same pan that is used for frying onion and heat it.

  5. Add cumin seeds and let it sputter. Add cinnamon, clove, green cardamom and saute for a few seconds.

  6. Reduce the flame to very slow. Add the marinated fish with curd to the pan. Cook for about 10 minute at medium flame.

  7. After 10 minutes, add green chillies, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and mix. Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes at slow flame.

  8. After 4 to 5 minutes, switch off the stove and it is ready to be served.

  9. Serve Bengali Doi Maach along with Chingiri Paturi and hot steamed rice for a perfect Bengali weekday lunch or dinner.