Thursday, May 23, 2013

Patrani Machhi | Bhetki Paturi | Steamed Bhetki wrapped in Banana Leaf

Patrani Machhi have you heard it before. May be yes. Because it is a very popular fish recipe for a selected states but spices only varies. In Bengal it is mostly popular in Hilsa fish and Bhetki Fish. It brings a heritage value if it is served in any of Bengal big ceremony like marriage. Today sharing patrani machhi recipe with the taste of bengal tradition . In bengali culture to make patrani machhi or bhetki paturi whatever you say it is little spicy with the mustard seeds paste and other ingredients. It will be little chili flavored and pure flavor of mustard oil. Patrani or Paturi means leaf,as banana leaf is also used here.One leafy smell is giving another flavor to it,which I like very much, otherwise who does not love the leafy smell , can omit the banana leaf and   can use silver foil too. It is a traditional and famous fish recipe in our culture.Who ate this one they are aware and who did not eat still now just have it and you can find another Treasure recipe from Bengal I think. My mom was doing for so many times for us. And now I am serving for my Mom. Mom hope you will like it definitely.

Nutritional value of Bhetki fish is really good. As it is a sea food,so it is enriched with the Protein, Calcium, Fat, Carbohydrate and Iron also.So more or less it is a healthy and tasty fish too.

Patrani Machhi | Bhetki Paturi | Steamed Bhetki wrapped in Banana Leaf

Recipe by Nabanita Das
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins

  • 4 pcs Bhetki Fillet
  • 2 tbsp Onion paste
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 6 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 squares cut Banana Leaves
  • 1 roll Threads
Patrani Machhi | Bhetki Paturi

Cooking Directions
  1. Clean bhetki fillet .
  2. Marinate with lemon juice and salt for 5 mins.
  3. Now Mix all other ingredients very well except banana leaves.
  4. Marinate bhetki fish with this mixed spices for 10 mins.
  5. microwave banana leaves for 1 mins to make it soft,it will help to fold banana leaves easily.
  6. Now apply mustard oil in all banana leaves.
  7. Place marinated fish in banana leaf one by one.
  8. Fold carefully and bind it properly.
  9. Now put these folded fishes into steam bowl,cover with a lid.
  10. Add 1/2 cup water in a pressure cooker with this steam bowl. Cover with the lid.
  11. Wait up to 6-7 whistles.
  12. Now Fish Paturi or Patrani Machhi is ready .
  13. Serve with warm rice.
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Nava K said...

Never heard but I am trilled to read and discover about this interesting and attractive fish curry.

meena said...

looks scrumptious,very healthy and easy to make.

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

I also tried it ....Just loved the flavourful machchi :)
Yours look tempting !!!

Priya Suresh said...

Very interesting and a new dish for me.

minnie@thelady8home said...

Wow, beautiful Nabanita!!! I LOVE it!! Thank you so much for bringing it over to my space :)

Pari Vasisht said...

Thanks for linking it to Cook Like Mom Event.


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Asiya Omar said...

Wow! Looks amazing.



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