The tag line of the blog talks about a Carnivorous dentist, but there isnt a single non veg dish on the blog yet.
Because I dont eat that much non veg.. Wrong, I eat loads of nonveg.
Because I dont cook non veg at home.. Nah I regularly make it.
But because I love cooking for someone. Its fun to cook when you are cooking for someone you love.. My hubby is a pure vegetarian,, So if I cooked non vegetarian food, it was just for me, so I didnt make lots of specialty items...
BUT BUT BUTNow I have a FOREVER FISH hungry Kiddo for whom I love cooking :)
Here's my first recipe for my dear kiddo..
A recipe he loved..
Patra ni machhi is a steamed fish coated in green chutney, wrapped in banana leaves. Its a Parsi delicacy, most common on menu in Parsi weddings.. I love Parsi and Bengali weddings... cos these are only weddings which serve non veg. ;)
- 6 boneless salmon fillets
- 6-7 garlic
- 1 ½ cup coconut
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup coriander
- 2-3 green chillies
- 1 tsp jeera
- juice of 1 small lemon
- 2 banana leaves / parchment paper
- lemon wedges(to garnish)
- Grind coconut, garlic,green chillies, turmeric powder,
coriander leaves, cumin seeds, lemon juice and salt to a coarse
paste. Taste and check the taste of chutney and adjust salt and
- Marinate the fish in the green paste ,refrigerate for 30
- Place the steamer with water on medium heat. I used a bamboo
steamer which I placed on pot of boiling water. The steamer should
fit exactly so that no steam leaks out. You can use normal steamer
or idli steamer or gas cooker without whistle.
- Place the marinated fish on the banana leave and fold. I
found later that its easier to fold the leaves if you just steam
them for half a min. You can use toothpics to secure wraps. Now if you cant get banana leaves, use parchment paper for make fish parcels..
- Place banana leaves wrapped fish packets in the hot steamer
and steam for 15minutes.
Serve hot with rice.. I made kairichi amti to go along with it,,,
I made some extra chutney and coated it on paneer pieces and shallow fried them.. they turned out great.. next time I am going to try steaming in banana leaves for 5 mins..