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Puti Maach Er Tok (Tangy Fish Stew) | Playful Cookinglink to Puti Maach Er Tok (Tangy Fish Stew)

Puti Maach Er Tok (Tangy Fish Stew)

Let me break down the name of the dish first. Puti is a kind of small freshwater fish, Maach means fish in Bengali and Tok means tangy. The selections of fish recipes that one can find in Bengali cuisine are countless. Some are spicy, some are mild, some are loaded with vegetables and others are not. There are also various fish curries/stews that goes with the season. This simple Puti Maach Er Tok (Tangy Fish Stew) is typically prepared in peak summer months. Kolkata summer is brutal and this tangy stew helps to cool down the body and keep the…

Doi Mach (Fish in Yogurt Gravy) | Playful Cookinglink to Doi Mach (Fish in Yogurt Gravy)

Doi Mach (Fish in Yogurt Gravy)

Doi meaning yogurt and Mach meaning fish is an authentic yogurt based Bengali fish stew. It is a gently spiced fish curry that is hearty and soul satisfying. Traditionally, doi mach is prepared with long silver river fish from the region but that shouldn’t stop you from trying it with your choice of sea fish. Just make sure you select a meaty fish for the best taste. Bengali meals are almost incomplete without some fish curry/stew and when Mom and Dad visit, I over indulge on these dishes. It’s like reliving those childhood days.