Paturi Maach

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A delicious Bengali fish marinated in a mustard paste, wrapped in banana leaves and steam cooked.
Paturi Maach

Bhetki (Barramundi) Fillets – 250 gms (you can also use red snapper or salmon)
Mustard Oil – 100 ml
Nigella Seeds (Kalonji) – 3 tblsp
Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
Banana Leaves – 6 to 8
Mustard Paste – 1/4 cup
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste

1. Cut the fish fillets into small/medium squares.
2. Mix the nigella seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, 2 tsp salt and 3 to 4 tblsp mustard oil in a bowl.
3. Add the fish pieces and mix until evenly coated.
4. Cover and keep them in the fridge for 2 hours.
5. Remove the fish from the fridge and mix with sugar, mustard paste and remaining oil.
6. Stir gently, cover and keep it back in the fridge for 1 hour.
7. Gently warm the banana leaves over an open flame for 30 seconds, ensuring it does not get burnt.
8. Add the marinated fish pieces to the banana leaves and fold them well.
9. Secure the edges with toothpicks and steam cook for 20 to 30 minutes.
10. Serve hot.

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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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