How to make Machchi No Patio -

Sweet and sour fish

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pomfret (पापलेट), Coriander seeds (साबुत सूखा धनिया)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Machchi No Patio

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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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Machchi No Patio Recipe

  • Pomfret 1 large

  • Coriander seeds 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onions sliced 3 medium

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic chopped 6-8 cloves

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Malt vinegar 2 teaspoons

  • Tomatoes chopped 3 medium


Step 1

Cut pomfret into half-inch thick slices through the bones. Dry roast coriander seeds and grind with cumin seeds to a powder. Heat oil in a pan, add onions and sauté till golden.

Step 2

Add ginger, garlic and green chillies and sauté for half a minute. Add coriander-cumin powder and red chilli powder and sauté for two to three minutes. Add salt, sugar, vinegar and tomatoes.

Step 3

Cook for two to three minutes. Add one and a half cups of water and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and siimmer for twenty to twenty five minutes. Add fish, cover and cook on simmer for fifteen to twenty minutes or till the fish is done. Serve hot.

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