Patrani Macchi

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Serves 2
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800 gms - fish

Banana leaves to wrap each fillet

30 ml - groundnut oil

3 Lemons

little Vinegar

salt to taste

For Coconut chutney:

100 gms - fresh Coconut

50 gms - coriander

6 - Green chillies

20 gms - Garlic

15 gms - Coriander seeds

15 gms - Cumin seeds

60 ml - Lemon juice

5 gms - chilli powder

15 gms - Sugar

salt to taste


  1. Clean and wash fish.
  2. Make fillets and cut each fillet into two.
  3. Make horizontal slits on the pieces.
  4. Sprinkle vinegar and salt and marinate for 30 minutes.
  5. Trim, wash and wipe banana leaves.
  6. Cut coconut into pieces. Clean and chop coriander.
  7. Wash, slit and remove the seeds from the green chillies. Peel garlic.
  8. Now put all these and the remaining ingredients in the mixie to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  9. Stuff fish pieces with chutney and spread the rest on both sides.
  10. Apply oil on banana leaves and wrap each piece separately.
  11. Steam the wrapped fish pieces for 30 minutes.
  12. Cut lemon into wedges.
  13. After 30 minutes, remove fish from steam. Unwrap arrange on a platter.
  14. Serve with lemon wedges.

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