Patra Ni Macchi

Patra Ni Macchi Recipe

The recipe of Patra-ni-machhi literally means fish cooked in a leaf, that is banana leaf, a famous Parsi delicacy. The recipe doesn't use any oil or cooking fat and the only fat is from fish or coconut, both of them extremely healthy. Check out how this unique regional dish is prepared.

Cooking time
30 min


    • 15-20 mint leaves (pudhina)
    • 5-6 twigs of coriander
    • 3-4 cloves of garlic
    • 2 green chillies
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (Jeera)
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 tablespoon Saffola oil
    • 2 banana leaves
    • 1 fillet of pomfret

How to make Patra Ni Macchi

    • In a mixer jar add mint leaves, coriander leaves, garlic, green chillies, cumin seeds, lime juice, salt, oil and churn to form a smooth paste
    • Place the fillet of pomfret on two banana leaves. Apply the paste evenly on both sides of the fish. Carefully wrap the fish with the leaves and place it in a steamer vessel
    • Steam the fish for approximately 15-20 mins

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