Doi Maach | Dahi Macha | Dahi Machli | Fish in Curd Gravy

A delicately flavoured fish curry from East of India which you will not only enjoy making but also enjoy serving this tempting treat to your loved ones.

What You Need :

5-6 rohu pieces
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
Salt to taste
1 cup curd
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 green chilies
7 to 8  garlic pods
coriander leaves for garnish
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp mustard oil

Steps To Make:

Lets start with marinating the fish to cut down its smell.
Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt and a generous amount of lemon juice.
Mix well and refrigerate for atleast one hour.
Heat 1 tbsp mustard oil on a flat non stick pan. Heat on high till oil reaches smoking point.
Lower the flame and allow the oil to settle down.
Add the fish pieces one by one leaving enough space between them so you can easily turn them upside down.
Overcrowding fish in pan can make it difficult for you to turn them and cook them evenly without breaking the fish pieces.
Cook fish pieces till they are almost done but not fully cooked.

Now we make the gravy.
Soak garlic, mustard seeds, green chili in luke warm water for 10 to 15 minutes. Grind to a fine paste by adding water little at a time.
Add Curd to the gravy and give a whisk on the pulse mode.
Add salt to taste.Add very litte to start with. You can add 1 tbsp sugar or just skip it.
Now heat another tsp of oil in the work. Heat on high and then lower it.
Add the curd mixture, fish pieces, simmer , cover the cooking pan.
Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. Our Fish in Curd Gravy is ready.
Nothing tastes better than a bowl of steam rice.


  1. Very new dish with fish... looks nice in color and delicious

  2. totally ne to me dear.........but ur curry looks totally yummy.

  3. Never tried using curds in fish curry,sounds good and must be tasty as well...

  4. different recipe,enjoyed your version of fried fish

  5. A class dish with the fish.

    We also has fish yesterday so bingo!!!
    I tried making fish once but it was too khatta in taste.

    Normally Biga is the one who tries fish in our room.

    Your version of rahu is new and appears thinck with greavy.

  6. nice fish curry, must have tasted great with the rice!!

  7. That sounds new to me..very interesting :-)

  8. New to me..Looks so creamy and tempting..Nice recipe!!!very interesting...:)

  9. Dahi mach looks delicious and tempting. Lovely recipe.

  10. mmm.yummy..even ur prev fry n curry..mouthwatering..

  11. Just looks delicious. Like to have with hot rice. Looks yummy Soma.

  12. Very new to me . bookmarked recipe . Will try it

  13. yummy recipe. Just love it. I usually cook this dish often and relish specially on sundays....Keep posting with lots more...

  14. Thanks Shreya for stopping by and leaving such kind words