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Fish In Banana Leaves: Recipe


The banana leaves are not only enrobe the food but they impart a subtle flavor, aroma and color as well.The exposure to heat seems to release the leaf’s natural oils and fragrance and even flavor enhancing capabilities.


Ingredients Of Fish In Banana Leaves

  • 1/2 kg fish fillets
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/2 bunch mint leaves
  • 4 green chilies
  • 6 tbsp crushed coconut
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Banana leaves as required
  • Oil for frying

Method Of Fish In Banana Leaves

  • Wash banana leaves and cut them in squares. Cut the fish into 4 inch broad square pieces.
  • Wash fish properly and marinate it with salt and lemon juice. Set it aside.
  • Roast cumin and coriander seeds in a pan. Add green coriander, mint, green chilies, garlic,crushed coconut, salt, sugar and 1 tbsp lemon juice in it. Grind it in a grinder and make a paste.
  • On the back side of banana leaf, apply this paste and put fish fillet in it and fold the leave and make a packet. Tie it with thread. Make the parcels of all fish  like this method.
  • Heat the oil in a wok and deep fry these packets for 5-7 minutes. You can also bake them in preheated oven at 200 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Untie the banana leaves and serve the fish hot on that leaves.


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