If you have that urge to eat more variety of fish ,then i will definitely suggest to visit local stinky fish market. In such an urge i took an early morning trip to the biggest fish market in Bhubaneswar yesterday .

As a result … astounding variety of sea-food were in sight.

At the end i filled my bag with Bhetki (Barramundi) ,Rohu ,Pohala & chilika tiger prawns 🙂

The cleaning process of fish on a bonti is another common sight in a fish market. Despite the recent incursion of knives & other modern Western-style kitchen utensils, the bonti is still alive and well used in the urban kitchens of Odisha. I am familiar with this traditional iron equipment since my childhood , its still a part of my Mom’s kitchen.

An interesting blade is found on the kuruni, a bonti used for only grating coconuts.

A bonti
Dry Fish

There was a store in the market which was selling variety of dry fish ,we call them “Sukhua” in Odiya.

Small Dry Fish

Later Bhetki boneless pieces were used in preparing “paturi” dish, a delicacy from west-Bengal. You need fresh banana leave to prepare this dish.So get it before hand.

Fish Paturi
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Bhetki Paturi
Course main course
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course main course
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut the fish fillets into medium squares.Add salt and lemon juice ,keep in fridge for 15 minute.
  2. Soak mustard seed in water for 15 minute ,drain it .Add garlic,green chili, turmeric ,coconut and make a fine paste using few drops of water.
  3. Add the fish pieces to the paste and mix until evenly coated.
  4. Warm all prepared rectangular banana leave sheets (10 * 6 inch) for 30 sec over a flat tawa. It will make it soft.
  5. Take one sheet ,sprinkle little oil and place few pieces of fish in the center.
  6. Fold it from all edge and make a pocket, tide with a thread.
  7. Heat a tawa ,add 1 tsp oil on it.Place four prepared banana pocket on top.Cover with a lid and cook at slow flame .
  8. Serve hot with Rice.
Recipe Notes

Stay tuned to this page to know what i did to these Prawns ..... Happy Cooking !!

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