Doi Maach (Fish Cooked in Curd Gravy)


  • 4 pieces of Rohu fish, washed, marinated with salt and turmeric powder for 15 minutes
  • 1 cup fresh curd
  • 1 tbsp besan (Gramflour)
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 small pieces of cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 dry red chillies
  • 4 tbsp onion paste
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil for frying the fish
  • 2 tsp oil for curry
  • Salt and sugar to taste


  1. Fry the fish lightly and set aside
  2. Blend the besan and curd, whisk well and set aside
  3. Heat 2 tsp oil in a wok
  4. Add the cardamom, cinnamon and whole red chillies
  5. Add the onion paste and keep stirring on low heat till it loses the raw smell and the oil leaves the sides
  6. Now add the curd and besan mixture, turmeric powder and a little water
  7. Keep the heat on low flame throughout
  8. When it starts to boil, add the salt and sugar
  9. Cook till it reaches the desired consistency
  10. Add the fish and cook for 2 minutes on low flame
  11. Serve with steamed rice

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