Recipe: Bhetki Macher Paturi

Updated: Jan 24, 2014, 08:28 AM IST
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A healthy and easy to make bengali fish recipe

Bhetki Fish: 1 Kilo (cut into 6 to 8 pieces)
Poppy seeds (Posto/Khus Khus)- 1 tablespoon
Black mustard: 2 teaspoons
White mustard: 3 tablespoons
Grated coconut: 1 cup
Green chilly: 4/ 6
Turmeric Powder: 1 teaspoon
Mustard oil: 4 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Banana leaf

String to tie the Banana Leaf


Soak the mustard seeds and poppy seeds in half a cup of warm water for half an hour with a pinch of salt.

Make a fine paste of the mustard seeds and poppy seeds in a grinder with 2 chillies.

Add the coconut, a tablespoon of oil and turmeric powder to the paste and mix well.

Cut the Fish fillet to required serving size. Marinade the fish pieces with the paste.

Now carefully place each piece of fish with a tablespoon of marinade covering the entire fish properly.

Drizzle a spoon of oil and place a green chilli. Wrap the banana leaf carefully over the piece of fish and tie it with a string.

Place the wrapped parcels in a steamer and let it cook for 10 to 12 minutes. You could also place the individual parcels on a non stick pan with a little oil and cover it to let it cook on low heat for 5 to 7 minutes each side.

Serve hot with steamed rice.