Patrani Pomfret

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 6 - small pomfret.
  • 3 - banana leaves.
  • green chutney.
  • salt to taste.
  • for making green chutney: 1/2 - fresh coconut, scraped (large).
  • 4 to 5 - green chillies.
  • 4 to 5 flakes - garlic.
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds.
  • 1 medium-sized bunch - fresh coriander leaves (washed well and chopped).
  • 1/2 medium-sized bunch - fresh mint leaves (washed well and chopped ).
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar.
  • 1/2 - lemon (made into lemon juice).
  • salt to taste.

How to Make Patrani Pomfret

  • Wash and clean the pomfret well. Remove the eyes of the fish. Make a slit on the head of each fish.
  • Pat each fish dry with a clean napkin.
  • Smear some salt on the fish and keep it aside for some time.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the chutney.
  • Grind all the ingredients for making the chutney into a fine paste.
  • Smear this chutney on each fish adequately.
  • Stuff some chutney on to the head of the fish.
  • Cut each leaf into squares keeping in mind that the squares should be big enough to wrap each fish well.
  • Place the pomfret on the square leaf and wrap it well.
  • To secure it, tie it with a string.
  • Repeat the same with the other fish.
  • Steam the fish for about 10 mins.
  • Serve the fish with chapatti (rice flour chapatti).