Website of the Year India 2016

Patra Ni Machhi (Chutney Fish In Banana Leaves) Recipe

Patra Ni Machhi (Chutney Fish In Banana Leaves) is a popular Indian Main
Author :
On :
Friday, 28 April, 2017
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
30 minutes
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 2 - big pomfrets, weighing approx 500 g each
  • Banana leaves to wrap
  • For the Chutney:
  • 1 coconut, freshly grated
  • 4 Green chillies
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 9 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 cups fresh coriander leaves,
  • 1/2 cup fresh Mint leaves (optional)
  • 1 tsp Tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • How to Make Patra Ni Machhi (Chutney Fish In Banana Leaves):

    1. Cut the fish into slices. Marinate the fish pieces for 1/2 hour in salt.
    2. Grind all the chutney ingredients together.
    3. Cut the banana leaves into strips large enough to wrap around each piece of fish.
    4. Heat each piece of leaf over flame for a few seconds to soften.
    5. Grease one side of the banana leaves
    6. Wash the fish and coat it with chutney.
    7. Put each fish piece on the greased side of each banana leaf and roll up. Tie with thread.
    8. Steam or bake for about half an hour or till the fish is done.
    9. Serve hot


    Bawarchi of the Week

    Nithya Ravi

    Nithya Ravi

    A foodie, Nithya learned the art of cooking traditional dishes from the women in her family.

    know more