READY IN
20 mins
Dahi Machhi - Yogurt & Fish Curry Recipe

Dahi Machhi - Yogurt & Fish Curry

Rating 4-0 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again
An Unusual Recipe
Mamtha Sunil Kumar

Recipe by  

Dahi Machhi - Yogurt & Fish Curry is a unique Indian dish from the coastal state of West Bengal. Unlike most Indian curries Dahi Machhi doesn't contain too many spices and it makes for a great combination with steamed rice

Succulent pieces of firm, white fish cooked in a yogurt based gravy. The curry is robust, slightly spicy and delicately sour with the spices. The fish is really tender and soft having absorbed the wonderful flavors of the gravy.

      Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients for Dahi Machhi - Yogurt & Fish Curry

If you are not familiar with any ingredients, please check our International Cooking Terms page.
If you want to know more about Indian ingredients, check our Indian Spices and our Indian Pulses, Rice and Seeds pages.
US Imperial Measurements  UK Imperial Measurements  Metric Measurements

Currently displaying quantities in US Imperial Measurements
to serve 4 - 6:
1 lb
firm white fish fillets
5 tablespoons
plain flour (all-purpose flour)
4 tablespoons
mustard oil (or vegetable oil)
1
cardamom
1 inch
cinnamon
1
bay leaf
4 teaspoons
ginger paste
2 teaspoons
red chili powder
1 teaspoon
turmeric powder
1 teaspoon
cumin seeds
2 cups
natural yoghurt
1 teaspoon
sugar
 
salt

 

How to Cook Dahi Machhi - Yogurt & Fish Curry

  1. Peel and grate the onion to create a 'paste' and set aside. Wash the fish well, remove any skin and cut the flesh into cubes about 1" (2.5cm) across. Place the flour on a plate and 'roll' each cube in the flour so as to evenly coat them on all sides.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of the oil into a frying pan (skillet) and fry the fish over a high heat until the cubes turn golden brown (about 4-5 minutes). Remove from the oil and leave to drain on paper towels. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan and, when it's very hot, add the cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaf. Sauté for a minute then add the ginger, grated onion, red chili powder, turmeric and cumin seeds. Add a little water if needed and fry for a few minutes until the raw smell of the masala disappears.
  3. Stir the yoghurt into the pan, turn down the heat and simmer until the oil begins to leave the edges of the pan. Add the fish cubes, sugar and salt to taste. Mix well and cook until the sauce is thick and golden brown. Serve hot with Steamed Rice

 
Mamtha Sunil Kumar MAMTHA SUNIL KUMAR'S HOT TIP:
After adding the fish to the curry do not cook for more than 5 minutes more, because fish is a very tender meat and breaks when overcooked.
 
Print Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews of Dahi Machhi - Yogurt & Fish Curry

Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again August 03 2013
Loved, loved, loved this. Made 1/2 recipe but used all the spices but then I used more yogurt to mellow out the spice and make sure I had enough sauce. A nice and different weeknight dinner. Bold, Indian flavor and easy to make. Served with basmati rice and steamed spinach.
(3 reviews)
 

Your Rating

Click to rate this recipe 'Hate It'Click to rate this recipe 'Didn't Like It'Click to rate this recipe 'Not Bad'Click to rate this recipe 'Liked It'Click to rate this recipe 'Loved It'
(click a star to select)

Your Review
(Max. 1000 characters) ....  characters left.


 Reviewer Logout
QUICK RATING
Please help us to provide the recipes you want by rating this recipe for content, clarity, originality or any other criteria that matter to you. Just select the relevant icon and then click...


Divine

Lovely

S'okay!

Hmmm!

C'mon!

Yaach!

Thank You... your feedback is important to us.
 
 

What To Eat Tonight

58 Oven-Baked Dinners
58 Oven-Baked Dinners

No mess, no fuss, just throw it in the oven and leave it alone till it's ready to eat. That's the approximate theory! How close do we get?

41 Dazzling Dessert Recipes
41 Dazzling Dessert Recipes

Desserts that will dazzle, from the most simple to the most elaborate. We have a choice that will please and amaze you and your guests.

76 Romantic Dinners
76 Romantic Dinners

Dim the room, light the candles and prepare for something very special and perfect for a romantic evening. Guaranteed to light your fires.

Other Fish & Seafood Recipes

Smoked Salmon and Herb Sandwiches
Smoked Salmon and Herb Sandwiches

The "luxury" version of the cucumber sandwich is these delightful Smoked Salmon and Herb Sandwiches that are fit for a King (or a President!)

Mackerel and Bacon Salad
Mackerel and Bacon Salad

Warm Mackerel and Bacon Salad is a humble salad that combines creamy, soft smoked mackerel with crisp, streaky bacon. Once tried, never forgotten!

Leek and Smoked Salmon Rolls
Leek and Smoked Salmon Rolls

Leek and Smoked Salmon Rolls is an upmarket version of ham and leek bake. Not only is it an unusual dish, it's also good for your figure!

 


 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2019 NeedARecipe.com
By accessing this site, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. Please read them.
up