Barramundi Fish in Banana Leaf / Bhetki Paturi Recipe
If you have that urge to eat more variety of fish ,then i will definitely suggest to visit local stinky fish market. In such an urge i took an early morning trip to the biggest fish market in Bhubaneswar yesterday .
As a result … astounding variety of sea-food were in sight.
At the end i filled my bag with Bhetki (Barramundi) ,Rohu ,Pohala & chilika tiger prawns 🙂
The cleaning process of fish on a bonti is another common sight in a fish market. Despite the recent incursion of knives & other modern Western-style kitchen utensils, the bonti is still alive and well used in the urban kitchens of Odisha. I am familiar with this traditional iron equipment since my childhood , its still a part of my Mom’s kitchen.
An interesting blade is found on the kuruni, a bonti used for only grating coconuts.
There was a store in the market which was selling variety of dry fish ,we call them “Sukhua” in Odiya.
Later Bhetki boneless pieces were used in preparing “paturi” dish, a delicacy from west-Bengal. You need fresh banana leave to prepare this dish.So get it before hand.