Patra Ni Machhi
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5 from 3 votes

Steamed Fish Patra Ni Machhi

Easy recipe for Patra Ni Machhi in your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. This is a classic Parsi Indian dish that's full of flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre


  • 1 pound tilapia filets (or use other firm, white, mild fish, probably 2 large filets)
  • 1/2 cup green chutney, made from the recipe linked
  • 1 1/2 cup Water


  • Cut the larger tilapia filets in half. Cut parchment paper to fit and wrap fully over each filet.
  • Place fish on the parchment, slather on both sides with the green chutney. Use more for a spicier dish, less for a milder version.
  • Wrap the fish in parchment, and wrap the parchment packet with foil.
  • Place 1.5 cup of water in your Instant Pot, put in a trivet that will raise the fish above the water, place the filets on the trivet, and pressure cook at LOW pressure for 2 minutes, using quick pressure release once done.
  • Carefully unfold one packet, being careful of the steam, to check fish for doneness. if not quite done, either cook for another minute or close the lid let it steam with the cooker turned off, using residual heat to finish cooking.
  • Serve with rice, naan, cauliflower rice, or something mild on the side.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 3g