LauPatae Chingri(Shrimp cooked in bottle gourd leaf) | How to make LauPatae Chingri(Shrimp cooked in bottle gourd leaf)

By Moumita Malla  |  17th Apr 2018  |  
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LauPatae Chingri(Shrimp cooked in bottle gourd leaf)by Moumita Malla
  • Prep Time

    10

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  • Cook Time

    15

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  • Serves

    2

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About LauPatae Chingri(Shrimp cooked in bottle gourd leaf) Recipe

Paturi is a traditional Bengali dish,the word "paaturi" comes from the Bengali word "paata" or leaf. Generally we Bengali make  paturi  using  Iilish or hilsa ,Bhetki or Baramundi and chingri or prawn.  In those recipes,fish is marinated in mustard paste wrapped in banana leaf,pumpkin leaf or bottle gourd leaf and then cooked on tawa through slow cooking. Today I am going to share Lau Patae Chingri Paturi recipe or prawns with spices wrapped in bottle gourd leaf.When you will make Paturi using tender,aromatic edible leaf such as pumpkin,bottle gourd, spinach and cabbage then you can eat this leaf also along with the dish.In this recipe I added some curd,though in traditional recipe curd is not used.

LauPatae Chingri(Shrimp cooked in bottle gourd leaf)

Ingredients to make LauPatae Chingri(Shrimp cooked in bottle gourd leaf)

  • Prawns or shrimps-500 grams  
  • Black mustard seed - 2 tablespoons
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilies - 4+4
  • curd-1 tablesooon
  • turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon +1/2 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • bottle gourd leaf(Lau pata)-4  pieces
  • mustard oil - 2 tablespoons+1 teaspoons
  • Simple stitching thread or toothpick -Few

How to make LauPatae Chingri(Shrimp cooked in bottle gourd leaf)

  1. Wash prawns under running water and then devein the prawns.Sprinkle some salt and turmeric and then mix well.
  2. Wash the leaves under running water.Boil some water with salt and dip the leaves into them for a second then drain the salty water through strainer.Keep aside the leaves.
  3. Soak mustard seeds in little warm water for 15 minutes,then drain the water .Blend together mustard seeds,4 green chilies,coconut and some little salt to make a coarse  paste using little water.
  4. Add prawns in this masala paste,add curd,salt,remaining turmeric  powder,  and 2tablespoons mustard oil,now mix everything together very well and cover with lid .Keep them aside for 30 minutes
  5. Take a leaf on your palm,put some oil on leaf and rub with hands properly.
  6. Put a spoonful of marinated prawns in the centre of the leaf,pour few drops mustard oil on it. Slit a chilli and put in on the marinated prawns.
  7. Fold the leaf to make it a square parcel and tie with thread that the parcels will not open while cooking. Repeat the process for all the remaining marinated prawns.
  8. Now take a non-stick pan and grease some oil to it and place the leaf wrapped prawns on it (you can place 4 - 5 pieces at a time ,according to the size of your  pan,you  can place) ,close the pan with an air tight lid and cook on medium heat for 8-9 minutes each side.
  9. When one batch is done , remove them and place in an air tight container to keep the paturies hot. Again repeat the same process to cook the rest paturies
  10. Serve the hot bottle gourd leaf wrapped  prawns paturi or Lau Parae Chingri Paturi with steamed rice.

My Tip:

You can make this recipe by using banana leaf and pumkin leaf also,but if you use banana leaf then you have to throw it.

Reviews for LauPatae Chingri(Shrimp cooked in bottle gourd leaf) (1)

Reema Garg6 months ago

It seems so yummyy..
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