Bengali Bhetki Macher Paturi Recipe is a delicious preparation with Barramundi Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf . A Bengali delicacy that your family will love with steamed rice.
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.
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.
Bengali Bhetki Macher Paturi Recipe
Bhetki boneless slices are used in preparing “paturi” dish, a delicacy from west-Bengal. You need fresh banana leave to prepare this dish.So get it before hand.
You can also prepare this dish with medium sized prawns. Clean and devein before using them.
How to Prepare Banan Leaf to use in Bengali Bhetki Macher Paturi Recipe
Use of Banana leaf in Asian Cooking is an old practice.That adds flavour and freshness to the dish . Banana leaf is also used as serving plate in Temples of Odisha.
To cook this Paturi dish , you need to form small pockets using Banana sheets. It’s an impressive way to present the dish.
Wash the Banana leaf with water and pat it dry .Trim the big leaf into approximately 10*6 inches sheets .
You need thread to tie the parcel after placing the marinated fish slice on a sheet.I have cooked on a Tawa. You can also use a steamer and steam these parcels for 7-10 minutes.