Macher Paturi

Macher Paturi : A Forgotten Bengali Recipe

There are so many recipes which we are going to miss because of our busy schedule we are always trying easy and routine recipes . Let's try a delicious and an old recipe from Bengali's . Rui Macher Paturi is one of the best and tasty recipe from Bengalis .It can be prepare with many variant and with different fishes like rohu , hilisha , katla fish etc .
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Rohu or Kaatla Fish (Rui or kaatla Maach) – 1-2 per persons
  • Mustard oil - 4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger past - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Onions medium size chopped – 1
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Garlic chopped - 3 to 4
  • Coriander Leaf – 3 tbsp chopped
  • Banana leaf - 1 big
Method :
  • Take about Rohu Fish (roi maach) cut into medium sized pieces ( 6 to 10 pieces), bone less if possible.
  • Now marinate fish with salt, chopped onion, coriander powder, ginger past, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, chopped ginger, chopped coriander leaf and mustard oil and mix well.
  • Now add green chilly again mix well.
  • Now cut the Banana Leaf into  square.
  • Take the Banana Leaf in a platter glossy side up, rub little mustard oil to it.
  • Place a piece of marinated fish at the center.
  • Place one green chilli on top of it.
  • Fold the leaf from each side and make it a square parcel.
  • Wrap it with the thread so that it doesn’t open while cooking.
  • Wrap rest of the fish pieces and make a parcel for each of the.
  • Heat a frying pan / tawa.
  • Now place the wrapped fish pieces on the heated tawa or frying pan and roast for 20 minutes in low flame.
  • When all the fish pieces are cooked, take it on a plate.
  • The cooked fish and the gravy is taken out from the banana leaves and served with hot rice.