Fish in Banana-Leaf Parcels

Patra Ni Machhi

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

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    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

My Bombay Kitchen

By Niloufer Ichaporia King

Published 2007

  • About

If anyone were to ask me what my favorite Parsi dish was, this would be it. Finding a piece of patra ni machhi on your plate is like being given a very nice present. You peel off the banana-leaf wrapping, releasing gusts of maddeningly aromatic steam, and then you get to a piece of fish, moist and tender, coated in green chutney. Getting banana leaves in India is not difficult at all. There, as in Mexico and other tropical countries, they’re almost to be had for the asking. Now, Asia