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Patrani Macchi

Masala coated fish steamed in banana leaves

Recipe by Sumana Zachariah of Kolkata, IN

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

    • 6 fillets of any boneless fish(preferably Kingfish/vetki)
    • ½ grated coconut
    • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
    • 2 green chilies
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 4 tbsp Lemon juice
    • 2tbsps oil
    • Salt to taste
    • A pinch of sugar
    • 6 lemon wedges
    • 6 onion rings
    • 3 banana leaves
    • Some string


    1. Wash and clean the fish fillets and make some slits on them.
    2. Marinate them with salt and 2 tbsps lemon juice and leave in fridge for 1 hr.
    3. Wash them again.
    4. In a grinder, grind together the coconut, chilies, garlic, remaining lemon juice, oil, sugar.
    5. Add salt to this mixture as well.
    6. The consistency of the mixture should be thick.
    7. Next take the banana leaves and cut them into half, clean them and wipe with a dry cloth.
    8. Brush little oil on the leaves.
    9. Coat the fillets with the ground masala and leave in the fridge for some time.
    10. Place 1 masala coated fish fillet in the center of each piece of banana leaf and fold like a packet and tie with string.
    11. Steam for 20 mins.
    12. Open the packets and serve with lemon wedges and onion rings.


    Sumana Zachariah

    Sumana Zachariah

    Hey Mandy! Thanks for pointing out!! The coriander has to be grounded along with the coconut.


    where does the coriander go?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!