Chingiri Paturi or Prawn Paturi is a famous traditional dish from Bengal cuisine that also belongs to the coastal region of West Bengal. Prawns cooked with minimum ingredients are parceled in banana leaf and then steamed is a delicious recipe that comes from my mother’s diary. The dish is typically enjoyed with plain hot rice with a tinge of lemon on it.
Perks of being born in a multi-cultural family! Yours truly is a proud daughter who comes from a Rajasthani father and a Bengali mother. Two contrast cuisines but certainly one of the best in India. I have always been saying about how much i love Bengali food. Though i am not a fish lover but the technique used in Bengali cuisine for making any fish preparation is remarkable. Chingiri Paturi is one such dish that speaks for itself. Its super healthy as it is steamed in a banana leaf parcel and is almost oil free. Though i have used mustard oil in a healthy quantity to get that rustic aroma and flavor, but you can always regulate the quantity as per your choice.