Basil Patrani Macchi Recipe - Basil flavoured chutney stuffed fish.

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

Main Ingredients : Pomfrets, Basil leaves

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Starter

Basil Patrani Macchi

Basil Patrani Macchi Recipe - How to make Basil Patrani Macchi


Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • 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


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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