Bhetki or Barramundi Fish Paturi  


Its a authentic Bengali preparation and I am so excited about this platter. One of the most amazing dish that I ever made and needless to say was real tasty . This fish is also known as Barramundi fish in English.

Serving Size: 2
Cooking Time: 30 mins
  1. 500 gm Bhetki Fish
  2. 1 tbsp Mustard Paste
  3. Salt to taste
  4. 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  5. 1 tsp Green Chilly Paste
  6. 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  7. Mustard oil
  8. Plantain Leaf ( Banana Leaf) as required

Cooking procedure:

Take fish pieces. The fish fillet were unavailable so I used steak instead. Marinate with turmeric powder and salt for at least half an hour.


Make a paste of mustard powder, mustard oil, ginger garlic paste and green chilly and salt.


Remove the thin rib from the center of the plantain leaf and put it in  the frying pan. Wrap the fish with the paste in the plantain leaf and cover it with another plantain leaf . Place the  lid. Cook it in low flame for 15 mins. Remove the lid. Place a  plate on top of the pan, and turn the pan upside down. Do it fast , so that the semi steamed fish gets  transferred to the plate upside down. Hence  there is one leaf on top of the fish, and another  at the bottom. The top burnt leaf needs to be removed and  place a fresh plantain leaf on the pan. Put the fish back to the pan.  Cook under  closed lid in low flame for about 15 mins.


Serving Suggestions:

Preparation is now ready to serve with steaming  hot rice


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5 Responses to Bhetki or Barramundi Fish Paturi

  1. BobMarche says:

    Thanks for the useful info. It’s so interesting

  2. Halima Umme says:

    wow.. will try to make it soon

  3. Happy thoughts! « Of mundane matters says:

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  4. kitty says:

    exiting. m 15 yrs old . tryin to mke it soon , now . all invited

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