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    If You Haven't Tried Fish Steamed In Banana Leaves What Have You Even Done In Life?

    Legendary fish dish.

    Patra ni machhi is a traditional Parsi dish often served at weddings, and which literally makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Luckily, it’s easy to make.

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    First things first, you need to make this deliciously spicy coriander chilly paste.

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    You will need:

    3 teaspoons of desiccated coconut

    1/2 cup mint leaves

    1/2 cup coriander leaves

    2 green chillies (you can tweak the quantity according to your spice-tolerance)

    3 cloves of garlic

    The juice of half a lemon

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon sugar

    Now put everything in a blender and blend it to a thick paste.

    Cut up a banana leaf into a smaller rectangle. Take a fillet of pomfret fish and rub some salt on both sides.

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    You can use any fish you like but the original recipe uses pomfret.

    Followed by a turmeric rub.

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    Now slather on the gloriously spicy paste you made before.

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    Fold up the banana leaf and secure it with a string.

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    Lastly, steam the fish in a double boiler.

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    A double boiler steams the fish instead of cooking it with direct heat. Put 3-4 cups of water in a wide saucepan. Place the fish in a bowl and put it on top of the stand so that the water doesn't get into the bowl.

    Untie the thread and get ready for the softest melt-in-your-mouth experience of a lifetime.

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