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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dahi Maccha ( Fish cooked in Yogurt gravy )

Cooking Time Required: 25-30 mins
Cost of preparation: 50-60 rupees

Ingredients: Fish ( Rohu/Bhakura/Mirkali, 4 pieces ), curd ( 5-6 tbs ), cumin seeds ( 1 tsp ), ginger ( 1 inch long ), garlic cloves ( 10-11 nos ), curry leaves ( 7-8 nos ), green chillis ( 3 nos ), pancha-phutana( 1/ tsp ), pithau ( rice paste, 1 tbs ), oil ( 4 tbs ), salt, turmeric.

Preparation: Grind the cumin seeds, ginger and garlic into a smooth paste with a little water.

Add a little bit of the masala paste to the fish pieces along with a little bit of salt and turmeric. Keep aside to marinate for 30 mins.

Cooking: Heat 1 tbs of oil in a frying pan. Add the marinated fish and cook lightly on both sides. Keep aside.

Heat the remaining oil in a wok. Add the pancha-phutana, curry leaves and green chillis ( slit along the length ). Stir fry for 30 secs.

Add the cumin-garlic-ginger paste with a pinch of turmeric . Cook for 3-4 mins. ( Do not overcook )

Add a little bit of water ( half cup ) to the wok to bring down the temperature before adding the curd.

Add the pithau to the curd with along with a little water. Beat for 2 mins to mix it. Add to the wok. Bring to a boil while stirring the curd gravy to prevent curdling.

Add the fried fish at this stage. Boil for 10 mins ( do not cover with lid ) on low flame to allow the fish to absorb the flavours.

Serve hot with rice.

Note:- Do not increase the flame at any point after adding the curd as it might result in curdling.

The rice paste is used to prevent the curdling.



  1. Great looking dish, i never cooked fish in yogurt gravy,thanks for sharing..

  2. wow.. This is a great fish recipe..love all the flavors from spices...you have a lovely collection of receipes...

  3. Great dish!I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this yogurt widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes with yogurt,Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the all lovely comments !!!


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