Doi Maach (curd Fish)
Doi Maach is a Bengali preparation wherein fish is cooked along with spices and then curd is added at the end to change the flavor and texture of the curry. The taste is quite different as it does not have the typical mustard base. The First time I had this recipe was in ‘ Annaprasana’ of one of my colleagues’ daughter. In Bengal it is called ‘ Mukhe Bhaat’ where the Maternal uncle of the baby introduces solid food to the baby by feeding Curd and rice. It is a ceremonial time and the entire family and friends are invited for lunch. When my colleague invited me for the occasion, I could not stop myself as they serve all the traditional Bengali food. Though, I have had been to Bengali celebrations earlier and enjoyed Fish paturi, Sorshe illish and Kosha mangsho but this recipe of Doi maach was unique. Later I learnt the recipe from her.