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Monday, October 21, 2013

Panner Paturi (Cottage Cheese Wrapped in Banana Leaves)


Patauri is a very popular dish cooked in fresh banana leaves or pumpkin leaves. Today's post is my Grandmother's fav recipe. Basically shorshe bata (mustard paste) is the base and bhetki/ paneer/ chingri is wrapped in banana leaf and then either you can steam or roast. The delicate paneer pieces with vibrant flavour is sure to win heart for vegetarians.




Ingredients:
250 gms Cottage cheese
4-5 tbsp Mustard seeds (dip in warm water along with 1 tsp vinegar)
1 tbsp Poppy seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Pinch of Sugar
2 tbsp Mustard oil
4-5 Green chillies, adjust to your taste
Salt to taste
3-4 lemon drops
Few banana leaves
Threads for wrapping or toothpicks

Method:
Clean and cut the banana leaves, remove the stem that runs through the middle and dip in a large bucket of warm water. This will allow the parcel to mold easily. Apply mustard oil on one side and keep aside.
Cut Paneer pieces in big chinks and sprinkle some salt and turmeric powder. Leave this for 10-15 minutes. Make a paste of mustard seeds, poppy seeds with very little water and grind to make a smooth paste.

Now place the marinated paneer chunks in the center of banana leaf (glossy side up) and add the remaining marinade on it, slit green chillies, add lemon juice and top it with a generous amount of mustard oil. Fold to make it a parcel and tie with a cotton tread or toothpick.

Place a non-stick  pan on low flame and place the banana parcels and drizzle some oil around it. Cover with lid and roast for 7-8 minutes and make sure it is cooked from both the sides. By now the color of the leave parcels should also change. 

Discard the threads from the parcel and you can transfer the paneer pieces into a serving plate or can have it directly from the leaf. Best to go with rice. Delicious paneer Paturi is ready to tickle your tastebuds.

38 comments:

  1. Looks delicious...I shud try this some time

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  2. Darun. Just bhaba jachhe na. Eto sundor decoration r tempting.

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  3. i have seen the recipe in one of the cook book ! Never thought it is delicious

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  4. Loved it....loved the picture....just speechless....

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  5. wow this paneer dish looks awesome...i heard of fish in banana leaves and always wondering if we can make it with paneer n c today i got it ...thanks for sharing ...will surely try it

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  6. Looks so tempting. Gonna make it.

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  7. So wonderfully tempting!! Love the presentation!!

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  8. Love to have right now with that bowl of rice... so so tempting dish..

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  9. Seriously drooling over your pictures. loved the paneer recipe.

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  10. The dish sounds really fantastic not to mention the method..you will have to treat me with this sometime..:)

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  11. wow looks yummers :) totally new recipe to me, must be so so good

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  12. wow..what a authentic dish of Bengal..inviting paneer dish !

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  13. It looks very exotic this paneer dish!

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  14. Never heard of this type.But somehow interesting and looks yummy.

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  15. Delicious.. looks fantastic.. thanks for sharing..

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  16. Hi,

    Lovely explanation. Isnt this the dish thats supposed to kind of substitute fish>?? Nice clicks.
    Shobha

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  17. wow very delicious and yummy paturi :) very interesting recipe dear !!

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  18. Daroon veg recipe...paneer is always a good substitute for fish or meat. Bijoyar preeti o subhecha niyo...for you and your family.
    Lots of love.
    Gouri.

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  19. beautiful clicks Deepa and love this recipe. I often cook it on stovetop in a kadhai and its delish. yours is much authentic.

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  20. such a beautiful clcik..very very tempting :)

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  21. Omg, can guess how flavourful this paneer paturi will be..Such an authentic dish..

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  22. Ki bhalo hoye che paneer paturi ..vegetarian delights..lovely click as well...hugs and smiles

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  23. I have alwyas been intrigued with this method of cooking in Coastal regions. Never even eaten something cooked this way, let alone done it myself. Its such an unexplored area of cooking for me, I often think of coming out of my comfort zone and try it but then feel scared..

    Wish I could get some friend here who could do this for me, where do you live btw :P ?

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  24. Feel like having this little packet of goodness right now.

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  25. What an exotic paneer recipe looks yummy and delicious.

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  26. This looks wonderful! Grandmother's recipes are always extra special!

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  27. amazing dish...love ur props n clicks so much

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  28. Oh My God..... Such a mouthwatering and Temtping paneer dish... Bookmarked immediately.....

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  29. New dish to me! Interesting paneer recipe!

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  30. Again a beautiful dish. The paneer wrapped in all the masalas sound delectable

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  31. This looks amazingly delicious.I love the clay pots.

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  32. Everybody says, looks good, yummy....etc. etc. which is quite obvious. Not a single comment saying that they tried and how it tastes ?????

    I wanted to read comments from people saying how it tastes but every single comment saying the pictures looks good.

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