vetki paturi: A traditional bengali fish dish
if you’re a seafood lover, then you must try vetki paturi , a traditional bengali fish dish that is both delicious and healthy. This dish is made by wrapping vetki fish fillers in banana leaves and cooking them in a mixture of mustard paste, coconut pasta, and spices. The result is a flavorful and aromatic fish dish that is both tender and moist.
to make vetki paturi, you will need the following ingredients:
. vetki fish fillers (you can also use other types of fish such a bhetki, hilsa or rohu)
. Banana leaves (cleaned and cut into square pieces)
. Mustard paste (made for black mustard paste seeds)
. Coconut pasta
. Green chillies (chopped)
. Turmeric powder
. Mustard oil
1.first, marinate the vetki fillets with turmeric powder and salt for about 15-20 minutes.
2.in a mixing bolw, prepar the mustard paste by grinding black mustard seeds with water to a fine paste .
3. Next add the coconut pasta, chopped green chillies, turmeric powder, and salt to the mustard paste and mix well.
4. Take a piece of banana leaf and heat it slightly over a flame to make it pliable.
5. Place a marinated vetki fillet on the banana leaf and spread the mustard- coconut pasta mixture on top of the fish fillet.
6. Fold the banana leaf over the fish to make a parcel. Tie the parcel with a price of staring or secure it with a toothpick.
7. Repeat the process with the remaining fish fillets and banana leaves.
8. Heat a non-stick pan and add mustard oil. Once oil is hot , add the fish parcel and cover the pan with a lid.
9. Cook the fish on medium heat for about 10-12 minutes or until the fish Is cooked through.
10. Serve the vetki paturi hot with steamed rice.
Tips on variations :
. You can use other types of fish such as vetki,hilsa or rohu instead of vetki.
. If you don’t have access to fresh banana leaves, you can use Parchment papers or aluminum foil instead.
. You can adjust the amount of green chillies according to your teste performance.
. For a vegetarian version of paturi, you can use paneer or vegetable like aggplant, pumpkin, or potato.
In conclusion, vetki paturi is a delectable bengali fish dis that is easy to prepare and is full of flavor. It’s unique cooking technique of using banana leaves imparts a distinctive aroma and flavor to the fish. So the next time you’re in the mood for something exotic and flavorful, give vetki paturi a try!