|Bhetki Macher Paturi|
Bhetki fillet in 500 gms fish
Mustard paste - 1 tblsp
... Coconut Paste- 2 tblsp
Poppy seeds paste- 1tblsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Green chilly - 3 nos (longitudinally slit)
Mustard oil – 3 tblsp
Salt to taste
Banana leaves – 10inch X 10 inch steamed for 5 mins to soften –
(No of pieces of banana leaves will depend on the no of fish pieces taken)
String to tie paturi
Banana leaf greasd with 1 tsp oil - 2 large pieces
Method: 1.Mix together the mustard paste, turmeric and chilly powder, salt, Coconut Paste, Poppy seeds paste and mustard oil.
2.Coat the fish fillet with the above paste till it gets evenly coated and keep the marinated fish for 30 minutes. (Note:- You can increase or decrease the amount of mustard, poppy seeds and coconut paste depending upon your test and amount of fish taken)
3.place each marinated fish slice on the steamed banana leaf . Then slited green chilly on top of each fillet and wrap into small individual envelops and tie with string,
4.Take a frying pan and grease it. Then place the 2 large banana leaves to cover the entire frying pan and heat the tawa till very hot,
5.Place the paturies on top of the banana leaves and cook the paturies on each side for 10 mins in low flame and transfer the entire content from the frying pan to plate.
6.Serve the paturis as it is cooked within the banana leaves. Let the guests unwarp the banana leaves and enjoy the aroma of the paturis.
7.Paturies can be eaten with white rice, fried rice and polao