machher paturi
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Fish Paturi recipe( Fish steamed in Banana leaf with mustard sauce)

It is a special traditional preparation from Bengal where the fish pieces are steamed in Banana leaves after coating them with mustard paste.

Ingredients

  1. 5 to 6 big pieces of fish (preferably boneless)
  2. Lemon(juice of 1 lemon)
  3. Salt (as per taste)
  4. Turmeric (A pinch for colour)
  5. mustard seeds (1/2 cup)
  6. Poppy seeds (1/2 cup)
  7. Banana leaves
  8. Mustard oil (3 to 4 tbsp)
  9. 2 tbsps of fresh dessicated coconut (optional)

Marinating the fish

Marinate the fishes with salt ,turmeric and lemon juice for 15 minutes.

Making mustard paste

  1. Wash the mustard seeds and poppy seeds  in water for 2 minutes and strain.
  2. Add little salt.
  3. Add 1 green chilly or 2 to 3 depending on how much spicy you want the dish to be.Add coconut (optional) to the mixture.
  4. Grind in a grinder into a smooth paste .(It will take 2 to 4 minutes)
  5. If you cannot handle spice strain the paste with a strainer so that the seed coating of the mustard seeds are removed.
  6. Add two tbsp of mustard oil to the paste and mix.It will add zing to the spice.

Steaming the fishes

1.Coat the marinated fishes with the spices .
2.Wrap each piece in a piece of banana lef and tie with a thread.
3.Steam in a steamer for 15 to 20 minutes.
4.Serve with steamed rice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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machher paturi

Fish paturi recipe

Boneless fish fillets coated in mustard sauce and steamed or shallow fried after being wrapped in banana leaves

Course starter
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 persons
Author indrani

Ingredients

ngredients

  • 5 to 6 big pieces of fish (preferably boneless)
  • Lemon (juice of 1 lemon)
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • Turmeric (A pinch for colour)
  • mustard seeds (1/2 cup)
  • Poppy seeds (1/2 cup)
  • Banana leaves
  • Mustard oil (3 to 4 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsps of fresh dessicated coconut (optional)

Instructions

Marinating the fish

  1. 1.Marinate the fishes with salt ,turmeric and lemon juice for 15 minutes.
  2. Making mustard paste
  3. 1.Wash the mustard seeds and poppy seeds  in water for 2 minutes and strain.
  4. 2.Add little salt.
  5. 3.Add 1 green chilly or 2 to 3 depending on how much spicy you want the dish to be.Add coconut (optional) to the mixture.
  6. 4.Grind in a grinder into a smooth paste .(It will take 2 to 4 minutes)
  7. 5.If you cannot handle spice strain the paste with a strainer so that the seed coating of the mustard seeds are removed.
  8. 6.Add two tbsp of mustard oil to the paste and mix.It will add zing to the spice.

Steaming the fishes

  1. 1.Coat the marinated fishes with the spices .
  2. 2.Wrap each piece in a piece of banana lef and tie with a thread.
  3. 3.Steam in a steamer for 15 to 20 minutes.Alternatively shallow fry on a frying pan for 7 to 8 minutes.
  4. 4.Serve with steamed rice.

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Aboutindrani

Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

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