patrani macchi

Patrani Macchi

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Origin of Patrani Macchi

There is no debate that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India take their food seriously, rather very seriously.

Zoroastrianism is the ethnic religion of the Parsi people. According to the Qissa-i Sanjan, Parsis migrated from the Sasanian Empire to Gujarat, where they were given refuge, between the 8th and 10th century CE to avoid persecution following the Muslim conquest of Persia.

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During this migration, they brought with themselves rich and loving culture along with a box full of recipes of both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian delicacies.

One amongst them is Patrani Macchi or Parsi Fish Steamed in Banana Leaf !

Instant way to make Patrani Macchi

  1. Make the Green Chutney
  2. Galore the fish on both sides with the chutney.
  3. Wrap in parchment paper or Banana Leaf.
  4. Wrap the fish in parchment paper or Banana Leaf inside a pouch of foil with a toothpick or thread before placing it in your Instant Pot.
  5. Add water to Instant Pot liner.
  6. Add trivet.
  7. Pressure cook on LOW pressure.
  8. Check if cooked.

Patrani Macchi

Recipe by tikkhat_masalaCourse: RecipesCuisine: Parsi, PersianDifficulty: Medium


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Patrani Macchi is a popular Parsi dish that calls for steaming chutney coated fish in banana leaves.


  • Mackerel-100g

  • Coriander- 30g

  • Mint leaves- 10g

  • Green chilly-1/2 small

  • Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp

  • Ginger, Garlic paste- ½ tsp

  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp

  • Salt- As per taste

  • Lemon juice- ½ no.

  • Haldi leaves-for wrapping


  • In a mixture grinder (except fish & banana leaves) combine all the ingredients to a smooth paste. Marinate fish in this mixture for atleast 5-6 hrs .
  • Wrap up the marinated fish fillets in the banana leaf & secure tightly with a string or toothpick.
  • Steam in a steamer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve hot !!

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