Patra ni Machchi | How to make Patra ni Machchi

By Sujata Limbu  |  18th Aug 2015  |  
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About Patra ni Machchi Recipe

A very popular Parsi preparation, the 'Patrani Machchi' is a healthy dish that is filled with unique flavours to refresh your taste buds.

Patra ni Machchi, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Patra ni Machchi is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Sujata Limbu. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Patra ni Machchi is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Patra ni Machchi recipe by Sujata Limbu. Patra ni Machchi can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Patra ni Machchi just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Patra ni Machchi can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Patra ni Machchi.

Patra ni Machchi

Ingredients to make Patra ni Machchi

  • 10 Pomfret fillets
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 4 green chillies
  • 7-8 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 50 grams of grated coconut
  • 3-4 banana leaves
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • salt to taste

How to make Patra ni Machchi

  1. Wash and cut the fish fillets into two by two inch pieces.
  2. Grind together coconut, coriander leaves, salt, green chillies, cumin seeds, garlic and lemon juice to a smooth paste.
  3. Marinate the fish pieces in this chutney for about twenty minutes.
  4. Take a small piece of washed and clean banana leaf. Place 2 pieces of the marinated fish in the center of each banana leaf piece, making sure that they are well coated with the coriander paste.
  5. Fold in the ends to make a parcel. Tie up parcels loosely with a string if desired.
  6. You can either steam these fish parcels or cook on a tawa. To steam just place them in a steamer and steam for five minutes.
  7. To cook on a pan, heat oil and place the parcels on it.
  8. Cook turning the parcels from time to time so that they get cooked on both the sides.
  9. When the banana leaves turn light brown take them off the pan or steamer.
  10. Serve the fish in the banana leaves to seal in the juices and aroma.

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