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Fish in banana leaf Recipe

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On :
Tuesday, 19 April, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Appetiser Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 6 - fillets of large Pomfret or any other boneless fish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 small Lemon
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup - green Coconut chutney
  • Banana leaf
  • For coriander chutney:
  • Grind the following together to make a fine paste and add 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups - Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup - fresh Coconut (brown skin removed and grated)
  • Green chilli to taste
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seed
  • 2 tsp - Sugar (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp - Lemon juice
  • How to Make Fish in banana leaf:

    1. Rub salt and lemon juice on the fish fillets.
    2. Soften the banana leaf by keeping in a colander over boiling water for a few seconds. Grease one side of the banana leaf.
    3. Apply coriander chutney liberally on 3 fillets of fish. Sandwich them with other 3 fillets.
    4. Put the sandwiched fish pieces individually on greased banana leaves, tie with a thread.
    5. Steam in a colander for 45 minutes till the fish is cooked.
    6. Remove the thread, squeeze some lemon juice on top and serve immediately with salad.


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