March 13, 2008

Doi Machh

There are many dishes that one craves to eat at least a few times in a week, and this is one of ours. A very popular dish in West Bengal where fish forms an integral part of every meal. Even with the minimal use of spices this dish is incredibly aromatic. A mild white fish works great in this recipe. We usually make this with tilapia, but we couldn't find it this time, so we opted for mahi mahi. It tastes the same but there is a slight difference in the way the fish holds its texture - tilapia becomes flaky while mahi mahi holds it's shape. You can use either of them, or any other white fish. Don't go by the visual of this picture- this dish tastes great!!

Preparation time: 30 mins(including 25 mins of marination)
Cooking time: 15 mins

Adapted from a recipe of Sanjeev Kapoor.

2 mahi mahi fillets thawed and cut into medium sized pieces
1 big green chilly(add more if you want it hot)
1 medium yellow onion grated(we sliced it finely)
3/4 cup yogurt, fat free plain
6 cardamoms
5 cloves
2 whole bay leaves
2 tbsp ghee
salt

Marinade the fish with yogurt and salt. Keep refrigerated for 30 mins. Heat ghee in a pan. When it begins to melt add the cloves, cardamoms and bay leaves. Saute for 2 mins. Add onions and saute till transparent. Add the fish along with the marinade. Cover and cook till done. In between cooking flip the fish pieces on their sides atleast once. Enjoy with plain white rice as it will not overpower the subtle flavors of this dish.

Note:
1)Use only ghee or mustard oil.
2)Do not add water at any stage

Enjoy!

Event entry: We are sending this dish to Sandeepa's RCI Bengal event.

9 comments:

Mona said...

Hmm, this looks yummy, I love seafood! and i am going to try this out!

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Dee & Chai said...

Thanks Mona- let us know how you liked it? It is very zaikedaar(just like u'r blog(:-))

musical said...

Hey girls, why don't you send it for RCI-Bengal (Sandeepa is the host this month).

Dee & Chai said...

Hi musical, we would love to send it but don't know Sandeepa's website.

musical said...

She blogs at < A HREF="http://bongcookbook.blogspot.com/">Bong
Mom's Cookbook < / A>

Dee & Chai said...

Thanks musical, U R , we will send the entry soon!!

sandeepa said...

Thannks Dee & Chai, thats a lovely entry. I have never tried Doi Maach with Mahi-Mahi, should do that

Can you please link back to RCI Bengal post on my blog

sandeepa

sandeepa said...

Thannks Dee & Chai, thats a lovely entry. I have never tried Doi Maach with Mahi-Mahi, should do that

Can you please link back to RCI Bengal post on my blog

sandeepa

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