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Basil Patrani Macchi

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Basil flavoured chutney stuffed fish.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Preparation Time : 0-5 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Basil Patrani Macchi

Main Ingredients

Pomfrets, Basil leaves

Cuisine

Parsi

Course

Main Course-Seafood

Level Of Cooking

Medium

Ingredients

  • Pomfrets
    1 kilogram
  • Basil leaves
    15-20
  • Scraped fresh coconut
    1 1/2 cups
  • Curry leaves
    4-5
  • Green chillies
    4
  • Garlic cloves
    6-8
  • Sugar
    1 tablespoon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Cumin seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Banana leaves
  • Oil for greasing + for grilling

Method

Step 1


Grind together coconut, basil leaves, curry leaves, green chillies, garlic cloves, sugar, juice of ½ lemon and cumin seeds. Transfer the paste into a bowl, add salt and mix well.

Step 2


Slit the pomfrets to make pockets. Rub the remaining lemon juice and salt on the pomfrets and stuff the coconut mixture into the pockets.

Step 3


Roast banana leaves over direct flame.

Step 4


Grease the leaves with a little oil. Wrap the pomfrets in the banana leaves.

Step 5


Heat oil in a non-stick grill pan. Place the fish packets in the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes and flip. Cook on the other side for 6-8 minutes.

Step 6


Transfer onto a serving plate, unwrap and serve hot.

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