Ever Tried Bengali Doi Maach? Coming Together Of Fish And Curd Never Tasted So Yummy
Updated : August 06, 2021 10:08 IST
Summary: Doi maach incorporates a synergy of spices and herbs making it apt for every fish lover.
Indian cuisine is regarded highly, because of the sapid regional cuisines that fall under its category. Each region has a signature delicacy of its own and needless to say, that they are all worth the hype. The use of local herbs and spices gives distinct flavour to each of the dishes. These varied flavours came from the distinct cooking styles and techniques that is native to each region. Bengal has given us some iconic dishes which will always remain close to our heart. From maacher chaap (fish cutlet) to Mughlai paratha, the whole food culture of Bengal is brimming with rich history and deliciousness.
Bengalis are known for their adoration for piquant dishes and it is reflected in their cuisine as well. Bengali cuisine is also renowned for some of the most sumptuous fish, chicken and mutton preparations. We agree that vegetarian dishes are equally delicious, but when it comes to the Bengali non-vegetarian platter, it instantly takes our undivided attention. Bengali cuisine has a galore of rich and scrumptious non-vegetarian delicacies. Fish is probably the first thing that comes to everybody’s mind when they hear the words ‘non-veg’ and ‘Bengali’ together. The cuisine has some of the best dishes that are prepared with fish. Doi maach, for instance is a lip-smacking delicacy that every foodie must try. This incredible dish is prepared sedulously with tender pieces of fish that are cooked in tangy yogurt-based gravy. The curry is a robust mélange of spice and delicately sour making it a perfect balance of flavours. Traditional preparation of doi maach requires minimal cooking and minimal preparation time, making it a great addition to quick-dinner recipes. The recipe of doi maach uses aromatic spices like cardamom, ginger, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks and cloves, giving the dish an authentic Bengali taste. Doi maach can also differ from region to region as Bengal has been home to various cultures for more than thousand of years. Though the basic traditional elements still remain the same after so many years. The speciality of this delectable dish is that almost everyone can enjoy doi maach, as it is adequately spicy, but it is also undercut by the tanginess of yogurt. So, without further ado, here’s the recipe for sumptuous doi maach.