Pathra Ni Macchi


  • 4 slices fish (kingfish or promfret) - like I said mom kept just 4 slices aside :)
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup Mint leaves
  • 7 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • salt to taste
  • 4 Banana Leaves 


1. Grind coconut, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder,coriander leaves, mint leaves, cumin seeds, lemon juice and salt to a coarse paste. Adjust salt and lemon.

2. Marinate the fish in the green paste , refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Place the steamer with water on medium heat. Place the banana leaves on top of the steamer for a minute (this makes the banana leaves soft and its easier to fold the leaves)

4. Place the marinated fish on the banana leave and fold (as shown below). tie with strings(optional)

5. Place in the hot steamer and steam for 15minutes.

6. Serve hot with rice.