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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Becti Tef-flora (Bhetki paturi)

  • Becti fish, cut into 4 in. x 4 in. thick fillets
  • Pui leaves or any other edible greens, excluding spinach (too soft!)
  • KK's Green-fish paste : made by coarsely pasted mustard, ginger, garlic, green chillies, coriander leaves, and a few spring onions.
  • Salt, a pinch of turmeric powder, lemon juice
  • Mustard oil for shallow frying

  • Marinate the Becti fillets with salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice, and the KK's special green-fish paste for at least two hours.
  • Take a wide-non stick (teflon coated) skillet, and grease it with 1 tsp mustard oil to allow seasoning.
  • Place each of the marinated becti fillet inside a green leaf (preferably Pui leaf), brush it with 1/2 tsp mustard oil, and fold the leaf in a triangular fashion (much like a betel leaf). Ensure that the leaf doesn't open up by pricking through the folds with wooden toothpick (plastic ones may melt). Place these folded fish fillets, four at a time, on the non stick skillet. Apply high heat initially, and then shallow-fry over a low flame. Turn over when the lower face is cooked. Ensure that the interior gets fully cooked WITHOUT the green colour fading away.
  • Serve with hot rice and mustard.
Note that the green leaf used here is edible, and so it can be consumed along with the fish unlike the paturi. Moreover the masala-tang, and the taste of the fish, along with the nutritional value is entirely preserved.


SGD said...

Lovely...ei improvisation of paturi and making it healthy is a great idea. Achha, tawa te na bheje, eta ke microwave ba OTG te bake kora jaye ki?

indira mukerjee (ইন্দিরা মুখার্জি) said...

Hi! SGD,
it is my pleasure to share this exclusive innovation with TARA MUZIK tv channel. Last month i cooked this BECTI TEFLORA in open air with the VP of this channel RESHMI ROY in a famous cookery show called "HA(n)RIR KHABAR" ...i have won lots of gifts...and it was a nice experience to share my own recipe with the viewers of TARA MUZIK.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Indira
Aj kal Blog theke dur-e thak-te na kajer jhamela. Kintu one line of appreciation na likhe thak-te parlam-na . Darun, jemon nam tamon recipe , unique..
Kab-e bana-te parbo sei bhebe mon kharap..
Ar Machher BheDi-r desh-e video dekhe khub bhalo laglo...Kar-O achievements sun-te amar Khub bhalo lag-e...
Bhalo theko tomra sabai..

Neel said...

love the presentation here, i'm planning to make one today so hobnobbing online. yours is super mustardy moist and beautifully done..

ইন্দিরা মুখার্জি said...

Hi Neel! thanks for visiting my blog! please try this improvised paturi recipe of mine and let me know whether you liked it or not!
all the best! happy cooking!