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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




Main Course-Seafood

Level Of Cooking



  • Pomfrets
    1 kilogram
  • Basil leaves
  • Scraped fresh coconut
    1 1/2 cups
  • Curry leaves
  • Green chillies
  • Garlic cloves
  • 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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