How to make Fish In Banana Leaves -

Fish fillets smeared with green chutney, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book No Oil Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Pomfret Fillets (पापलेट के फिले), Lemon juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Fish In Banana Leaves

Fish In Banana Leaves Recipe Card


Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fish In Banana Leaves Recipe

  • Pomfret Fillets 8

  • Lemon juice to taste

  • Lemon juice 4 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 cup

  • Green chillies roughly chopped 4

  • Coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Cumin seeds 3 teaspoons

  • Garlic 6-8 cloves

  • Banana leaves 3-4


Step 1

Clean, wash and cut fish fillets into two inch by one and a half inch sized pieces. Sprinkle salt and half of the lemon juice and keep aside for half an hour.

Step 2

Grind coriander leaves, green chillies, coconut, cumin seeds and garlic to a fine paste. Add salt and remaining lemon juice to it. Mix well.

Step 3

Apply this marinade to fish fillets and keep for at least fifteen minutes. Cut banana leaves into four pieces each

Step 4

Put one marinated fish piece on each of the banana leaves along with a little of the marinade and fold the banana leaves. Steam the fish in a steamer for fifteen minutes and serve hot.

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