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Chingri Paturi( Prawn Cooked in Banana Leaf)

By Alka Jena @alka_jena
Chingri Paturi( Prawn cooked in Banana Leaf)

Paturi is an unique technique where things are cooked wrapped in fresh banana leaves. In the olden days, traditionally, these banana leaf parcels used to be placed inside the pan of hot steaming rice , where in the steam from the cooked rice provides the necessary heat to cook the Paturi. This is basically a slow cooking technique where fish, prawn are steeped in flavorful spices , wrapped in fresh leaves and cooked to perfection. Paturi comes from a Bengali word called Patta or leaf. So anything cooked inside a leaf becomes a Paturi. If cooked with fish , it...

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