Patrani Machi

Navroz Festival or the New Year for Parsi Religion people is all about varied range of dishes and each one can beat the other one in taste. One such is Patrani Machi or in other words Fish cooked in a leaf and in this case Banana leaf. In West Bengal state and many other Eastern states of India cooking fish in banana leaf or pumpkin leaf is quite common. Mostly boneless fish or fish fillet is wrapped in banana leaves and either steamed or shallow fried. I used whole Pomfret and I shallow fried #Navroz #foodie #MadhusKitchen #thekolkatabuzz

Course – Main meal

Cuisine – Indian

Author – Madhu’s Kitchen

Difficulty level – easy

Serves -2 people

Preparation time -10 mins, Cooking time -10 mins


2 Pompfret fish washed well

1 Coconut grated

1/2 cup coriander leaves chopped fine

2-3 green chillies chopped fine

1/2” ginger chopped

1-2 garlic pods chopped fine

1 lime juice


Salt as per taste


Make a paste in a blender of coriander leaves, grated coconut, lime juice, chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies. Set aside. Marinate the fish well with this paste. Take half of banana leaves and wrap the marinated fish on all sides. Tie with a string. In a wok heat oil and shallow fry the fish until cooked well. The leaves would turn brown. Set aside and enjoy with steamed rice

Patrani Machi 😊

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