Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bhetki Paturi: Baked Fish in Banana Leaf

A royal famous and traditional bengali favorite Bhetki Paturi (Sheephead), Marinated fish fillets wrapped in banana leaf with mustard paste and cooked in steam through slow cooking, usually reserved for very very special occasions.

Bhetki Fish Paturi


4 Bhetki Fish (Red snapper) fillets
Banana leaves
4 green chillies
2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp coconut
2 tsp mustard oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
Salt to taste

Recipe Method:

Create a paste mixing all the ingredients, add a little bit of water if needed, and rub it all over the fish fillets. Place a green chilli on top of the fish, and wrap it up in a banana leaf.

String it and put it up for steam, in a rice cooker, or microwave or gas stove. Steam it for 10 minutes and turn the paturis and cook for another 10 mins. The paturis shall be done, and ready to eat.

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