How to make Fish Paturi -

A Bengali speciality – marinated fish pieces wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Basa fillets, Scraped coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Fish Paturi

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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fish Paturi Recipe

  • Basa fillets cut into 2 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Scraped coconut ½ cup

  • Banana leaves cut into 6 inch squares 3

  • Mustard powder 1 tablespoons

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies 3

  • Fresh coriander chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Mustard oil 2 teaspoons

  • Juice of 1 lemon


Step 1

Take the mustard powder in a bowl. Add six tablespoons water and set aside.

Step 2

In a blender, blend together coconut, poppy seeds, green chillies and coriander to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Mix the blended mixture with the mustard paste. Add turmeric, salt and mustard oil, mix well.

Step 4

In another bowl marinate the fish with salt and lemon juice. Add the marinade and mix well.

Step 5

Heat water for boiling in a steamer.

Step 6

Take a piece of banana leaf and place a piece of marinated fish on it. Cover it from all sides and tie it with a thread.

Step 7

Place these on a steamer tray and steam it for seven to eight minutes. Serve hot.

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