How to make Patio -

Sweet, sour and slightly spicy Parsi fish dish.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pomfret (पापलेट), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Main Course Seafood

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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 : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Patio Recipe

  • Pomfret whole, silver, cleaned 4

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 4-6

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon a pinch

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon a pinch

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugarcane vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Jaggery (gur) chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander sprigs 2-3


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves and let the curry leaves crackle. Add onion and sauté till light golden.

Step 2

Slit green chillies, add to pan and sauté for 1 minute.Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder and chilli powder and sauté on low heat for 30 seconds.Add tomatoes and mix. Add salt, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Add ½ cup water, mix, cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Make incisions on each fish from both sides.Rub some salt, a pinch turmeric powder and a pinch chilli powder on both sides of fish.

Step 6

Place the marinated fish in the pan, mix and cook the fish from both sides till done. Add sugarcane vinegar.

Step 7

Chop jaggery, add, mix and cook till it melts.

Step 8

Place the fish on a serving platter and pour the tomato mixture on top.

Step 9

Finely chop coriander sprigs, sprinkle on top of fish and serve hot.

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