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Bhetki Macher Dum

Bethica Das
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Bhetki Macher Dum RECIPE

This is an ideal fish curry where I have used Bhetki fish, but you can experiment with any of your favourite fish. It is a very simple and an easy preparation of fish cooked with yoghurt in a dum style. Relish this delicacy with just plain steamed rice.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 2-3 Bhetki fish pieces
  2. 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  3. 1 onion, sliced
  4. 2-3 tbsp. mustard oil
  5. salt to taste
  6. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  7. 1 & 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
  8. 1 tsp. lime juice
  9. 1/2 cup yoghurt
  10. 1 tbsp. cashew powder / paste
  11. 1 tsp. coriander powder
  12. 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  13. 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  14. 1 tsp. raw mustard oil
  15. 2-3 green chilies, slit
  16. 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Marinate the fish with lime juice, a pinch of salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and ginger-garlic paste for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp. oil and fry the onion till brown. Drain and keep aside. Heat remaining oil and fry the marinated fish till light golden. Drain and keep aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix together fried onion, yoghurt, cashew powder and all the dry spices along with 3/4 cup water.
  4. Now place the fried fish in the kadai in which the fish was fried. Pour over the yoghurt mix over it along with the green chilies and raw mustard oil.
  5. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or till you find the oil floating on the top. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with plain steamed rice.

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Sunaina Saxena
Sunaina Saxena   Jun-25-2018


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