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Patra Ni Machhli, is one of the hallmarks of Parsi cuisine. The fine blend of Gujarati and Persian cooking influence it. Parsi cuisine is completely Indian, with the flavors of its history adding a special touch. Patra ni machhli is done by marinating the fish in a coating of spicy green coconut chutney and wrapping it in banana leaves.  The fish is steamed to ensure that the flavors and juices of the fish and chutney are sealed in the banana leaves packet. No Parsi occasions, events, weddings and celebration is complete without their most famous and mouthwatering dish Patra ni Machhli.

Fish, king of seafood. It is consumed by many species including humans. It is considered as an excellent source of proteins and other nutrients for humans. The modern English word for fish comes from the Old English word fisc.  Fish can be prepared in variety of styles like frying, cooking, steamed, marinating with spices, grilling and steaming. Fish is used in many dishes like Fish Fry South Indian, Fish Biryani, Goan Shrimp curry, Apollo Fish Fry, Fish Fry small fish, Fish moilee, Costal fish fry recipe, Fish curry in Tamrind Sauce, Fish fingers, Fish in Tamrind curry meen kulambu, Baked fish recipe and many more. 

Coconut, is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera. Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means “monkey face. Coconut provides a source of milk, oil (the healthiest oil on earth), raw coconut and coconut water. Coconut is used in many recipes like Idli Peanut Chutney, Coconut Rice, Coconut Chutney, Coconut Rice Pudding, Hot Red Chilly Hot Coconut Chutney, Coconut Shrimp Prawn Fry, Shrimp Coconut Masala and many more. 

Banana leaves, have a waxy coating that has a subtle but distinct flavor. when you wrap food with boiled banana leaves, it would give extra flavor to your cuisines, making it healthier. The mild boiling might favor the release of poly phenoloic compounds into the food, and making it more durable and tastier.

Cooking Tips:

  • Do not over steam the fish in banana leaf, so that all the flavors are not sealed out.
  • Wrap the coated fish in the banana leaf tightly, so that the stuff won’t be exposed. 

Healthy Tips: 

  • Fish contains Omega 3 acids which helps to lower your blood pressure, prevent clotting, reduce abnormal heart rhythms, decrease blood fat level and have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Fish oilhelps reduce and manage sugar levels in your blood.
  • Banana leaves are rich in Polyphenols, theyare natural antioxidants that battle free radicals and prevent diseases. 
  • Fresh coconut juice is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man, and can be used to prevent dehydration.
  • Coconut prevents other diseases and routine illness with its powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents.

If you are on a diet, this yummy delicious steamed Parsi recipe is perfectly good for you. Flavors and aroma of Patra Ni Machili are Awe-inspiring!! Give a try…

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