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Macha Paturi Odia Recipe : The Typical Odia Non-Veg Food ; Typical Authentic Odia Recipe by Adyasha Padhi

Maacha Paturi : The Typical Odia Non-Veg Food ; Typical Authentic Odia Recipe

Ingredients for Maacha Paturi:

  • 4 Tbsp mustard seeds (soaked and drained)
  • 4 Thai green chilies plus 6 more
  • 4 tbsp mustard oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 small tomato grated
  • Banana Leaves
  • Strings to tie (Jute string)/Can use toothpicks

Instructions for Maacha Paturi :

For the raw mustard sauce:

  • Grind mustard seeds,1 tsp salt and 4 green chilies with enough water to make a thick paste.
  • If you want a milder sauce,then reduce the amount of mustard seeds.

Method: How to prepare the authentic odia food Maacha Paturi :-

  • Salt the fish for five minutes with 1 tsp salt.
  • Dip the fish pieces in the raw mustard sauce.
  • Grate the tomato and mix it into the marinade.
  • Cut the banana leaves roughly into 12X8 inch rectangles.
  • Wash the leaves thoroughly.
  • Clean an area of your work space,and lay one banana leaf.
  • Place a piece of fish,and coat it well with the mustard sauce.
  • Add one chili,and a few drops of mustard oil.
  • Wrap the banana leaf around the fish and fold into a packet.
  • Tie a string around it /Put a toothpick to seal the fold to secure.
  • Repeat with the rest of the fish pieces until you have six identical banana leaf packets.
  • Arrange them in a pan.Place the pan inside a larger pan full of boiling water
  • Cover and steam for 20 minutes.
  • The fish should be cooked.If you find the fish still a bit raw for your
  • taste,simply wrap it back and steam for another 5 minutes till done.