Patra Fish

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Patrani machi is a Parsi steamed fish preparation. Fish coated in a coconut chutney mixture, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed.

4 banana leaves

1 kg fish

Juice of 1 lemon

3/4 tsp salt


1 grated coconut

6 green chillies

50 gm coriander leaves with stems

1 tbsp mint leaves

1 tsp ground cumin seeds

1 tsp sugar

Salt to taste

Marinate the fish in lime juice and salt for 30 minutes.

Coat the fish pieces on both sides with the chutney.

Wrap the fish pieces in banana leaves and secure with string.

Steam bake for 10-15 minutes. Serve hot.

For the chutney:

Combine all the chutney ingredients and grind until a smooth paste is formed.

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Shabnam Shaikh

Aug 8, 2017, 2:33 pm

At Jimmy Boy,Fort ,i tried my first Parsi cuisine.Lagan nu Bhonu, which won my heart at the very first bite. Truly loved everything right from sago fries to the concluding classic custard.
That was the first time i tasted patrani macchi.- simple and tasty. And thats when i decided to explore Parsi Cuisine.
Parsi Food Fan-


Aug 8, 2017, 3:06 pm

Thanks Shabnam. So good to know my efforts at making this cuisine popular are appreciated.

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