Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi | How to make Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi

By Simantini Sanyal chaudhuri  |  16th Sep 2016  |  
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About Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi Recipe

Bhetki paturi,this is one of my favourite fish preparation and is an authentic Bengali dish where marinated fish cooked inside the banana leaf.

Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Simantini Sanyal chaudhuri. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi recipe by Simantini Sanyal chaudhuri. Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi can serve 3 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi.

Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi

Ingredients to make Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi

  • Bhetki -cut into 6pieces(though i have given the picture of 2,but i did more than 2)
  • Black mustard seed 1tbsp
  • Poppy seed 1tbsp
  • Grated coconut 2cups
  • turmeric powder 2tsp
  • Green chili 7-8
  • lemon juice 1tbsp
  • mustard oil 3tbsp
  • banana leaves as required
  • Thread as required
  • salt to taste

How to make Bhetki (barramundi) fish paturi

  1. Wash and clean bhetki pieces and rub lemon juice and salt.Leave those for 5/6 hours in a refrigerator.This step is important to get soft paturi.
  2. Make a paste of mustard seeds,poppy seeds and grated coconut by adding little salt
  3. Make a paste of green chilies also
  4. In a bowl take mustard paste,poppy paste,green chili paste,coconut paste,turmeric, mustard oil and a little bit of salt.Mix those properly.
  5. (Take the fish bowl out of the refrigerator at least one hour before cooking)
  6. Marinade the fish chunks with the paste mixture and leave them for more or less 15/20 minutes.
  7. Take a banana leaf, cut into 6"/6" pieces
  8. Brush little oil on the glossy side and lightly roast over low flame for about 5/10 seconds.
  9. Then take a piece of leaf and place a fish chunk and put some marinade to cover the fish properly from every side.
  10. Apply the same process for rest of the chunks.
  11. Fold the banana leaf from four side and make a parcel like shape and then tie with a thread.
  12. Take a pan ,put some mustard oil and a little bit of water.Then place fish parcels and cover with a lid.cook it in a low flame for 5/7 minutes.
  13. After that flip all the parcels and cook the other side.
  14. Finally,bhetki paturi is ready to serve with steamed rice.

My Tip:

This recipe can be done with hilsa or prawn also.

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