by Roopa Gulati
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.