Doi Rui / Rohu Fish with Yogurt
Rohu fish: 1 lb/ 500 gms
Yogurt: 1 1/2 cup
Onion paste: 1 cup
Ginger paste: 2 tsps
Green chilli paste: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Sugar: 2 tsps
Oil: 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Spices to grind
Cinnamon: 1 1/2 inch stick
Green cardamon: 4
Black peppercorns: 10
Coarsely grind all the spices together and keep it aside. Marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder and yogurt for one hour.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the ground spices in it. Saute them a little.
Then add onion paste, ginger paste, green chilli paste and sugar. Saute it till the mixture releases oil.
Once the mixture is ready turn off the heat and spread it evenly in the pan. Now let it cool down.
When the mixture comes to room temperature, arrange the pieces of fish and yogurt in the pan. Then turn on the pan to medium heat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes gently flip over the pieces of fish and let the other side cook for another 5 minute.
Doi rui is now ready to be enjoyed with some steamed rice.
Photographs by Swakshar Ghosh