How to make Green Masala Steamed Fish -

Patrani machchi with a slight twist – here it is first tempered with mustard seeds and then steamed.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Basa fillets, Fresh coriander leaves (ताज़ा हरा धनिया)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Green Masala Steamed Fish

Green Masala Steamed Fish Recipe Card


Karnataka cuisine comprises of many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are full of flavour and taste. It is one of the oldest surviving cuisines and its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age. 
The varieties in Karnataka cuisine have influenced the neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. The cuisine also reflects influences from these four neighbouring states on its food habits. 
Being a coastal state, coconut is grown in abundance. Needless to say coconut in its various forms like oil, milk, fresh and dried coconut is put to excellent use in its cuisine.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Green Masala Steamed Fish Recipe

  • Basa fillets 6 pieces

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 10-12

  • Juice of 2 lemons

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 3 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 5-6

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Banana leaves 5-6


Step 1

Combine coriander leaves, mint leaves, lemon juice, coconut, salt, crushed peppercorns and 1 teaspoon oil in a grinder jar and grind into a smooth paste.

Step 2

Transfer the ground paste into a bowl. Add fish and mix well. Set aside to marinate for a few minutes.

Step 3

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let the seeds splutter.

Step 4

Add turmeric powder and mix well.

Step 5

Place each marinated fish piece on a banana leaf and pour the flavoured oil on top of them. Fold from all sides and secure with toothpicks.

Step 6

Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Place the fish packets in it, cover and steam for 5-7 minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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