Parsis love their food and take it quite seriously. It comes as no surprise that this dish originated from the Parsis themselves. Patrani Macchi is a popular Parsi fish delicacy that is a must-try for seafood lovers!
If you are cooking Patrani Macchi for the first time, this recipe is just what you need. It is simple, easy to cook and delicious.
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What is Patrani Macchi?
Patrani Macchi is a popular Parsi fish delicacy. A flat fish such as Pomfret is coated in a rich chutney made with coconut, green chillies, coriander, garlic and mint, and then steamed in Banana leaves. Patrani Macchi is more than just a dish. It speaks volumes of Parsi culture and cuisine through their spices and ingredients.
Which is the best fish to cook Patrani Macchi?
Pomfret fish is a great choice to cook Patrani Macchi. This fish is full of flavor with an incredibly soft texture. Get Pomfret Steaks from Licious and get cooking. Our fish is always kept chilled and never frozen. You can also use fish such as Haddock, Tilapia, Halibut, Seabass, Flounder, Cod, Rawas (salmon), or Kingfish. These fish have soft textures and are flavourful when cooked. It makes for a delicious Patrani Macchi.
What is an alternative to banana leaves to cook Patrani Macchi?
Though one of the highlights of the Patrani Macchi is the banana leaf, there are several alternatives to make this dish as good. You can give these a try:
- Squares of oiled foil
- Double-thickness greaseproof paper
- Large bunches of herbs as a thick covering
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