Doi Maccho
Doi Maccho is traditional and popular fish curry. Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipe for this tangy & spicy delicacy. This fish cooked in mustard favoured-yoghurt is unforgettably tasty. 
Doi Maccho

- Indian


- 1-2

Cooking Time

-50-55 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10-15 Min


  • 7-8 pieces of fish slices
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 cup curd
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard paste
  • FOR gravy
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp panch phoran
  • 1 Whole red chilli
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp grama masala


  1. 1

    Marinate the fish in a bowl with turmeric powder and salt for 15 minutes.
  2. 2

    In a heated pan, add mustard oil and shallow fry the fish.
  3. 3

    In a bowl, add curd, sugar, salt, yellow mustard paste and mix it well.
  4. 4

    In another pan, add mustard oil, panch photo, dry red chilli, curry leaves, chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, salt as per taste and red chilli powder and let it cook.
  5. 5

    Add the curd mixture and keep stirring it until it boils.
  6. 6

    Add garam masala and mix it well.
  7. 7

    Add the fried fish pieces and mix it.
  8. 8

    Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot.
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Chef Ajay Chopra is a master of progressive Indian cuisine. During his stint in the UK, he was voted one of the eight best Indian chefs of London. Not only has he helped change the perception of Indian cuisine in the proverbial West, he has earned a huge fanbase for his contemporary take of traditional Indian dishes. Chopra has also been a judge on MasterChef India, and has anchored some of LF’s most successful shows.

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