Bhetki Paturi Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

A delicious recipe from Bengal. You may have already heard about its counterpart Ilish Macher Paturi, in which Hilsa fish is coated in mustard paste and wrapped in banana leaves before it is steamed. In Bhetki Paturi, it is the Bhetki fish that is cooked in a somewhat similar way. Bhetki, also known as Asian Sea Bass is a beloved fish among Bengalis for ist white, flaky flesh, it is also much more economical option when compared to Hilsa or Ilish.  The Bengali word 'Paturi' is like a small pocket created with leaves. Bhetki Paturi is also a festive recipe, but fairly simple to put together. All you need to do here is prepare the mustard-gondhoraj lemon paste, and rub your bhetki fish. Then place your bhetki inside banan leaves, make a little parcel with the leaves and steam. 

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Bhetki Paturi

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Ingredients for Bhetki Paturi Recipe

  • 1 kilogram Bhetki
  • As required Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Black mustard seeds
  • As required Green chilies
  • 3 g Turmeric Powder
  • As required Lemon juice
  • As required Gomdhoraj leaves
  • 5 Pieces Banana leaf
  • 3 Tbsp Mustard oil
  • 2 Tbsp Yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Poppy seeds

Directions: Bhetki Paturi Recipe

Steps To Prepare

  • STEP 1.Cut and wash the fish. Let it dry and marinate with salt.
  • STEP 1.Make a paste of black and yellow mustard seeds, salt, turmeric powder, 2 green chilies with 2 tbsp of water

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Marinate the fish with the paste you just prepared. Coat the banana leaves with mustard oil.
  • STEP 2.Place the fish in the banana leaf, right in the centre. Add one green chili,1tsp of mustard oil and gondhoraj leaf on top of the fish.
  • STEP 3.Make a parcel and tie with cotton string. So that the fish is not displaced during the time of cooking.
  • STEP 4.Heat the pan and grease with mustard oil. Fry the parcels on low heat, each side. Then cover the lid and let it for for 7-8 more minutes.
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    Recipe By Slurrp