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

Legendary fish dish.

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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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