Prawn Paturi

Recipe by Sonali

Unique Bengali recipe cooked in banana leaf from where it got its name. Like Malai Curry this is another most loved dish of prawn.

Style: Traditional | Cooking time: 40 min
Servings: 4



Prawn – 10 medium size

Mustard paste – 3 tsp

Poppy seed paste- 2 tsp

Curd – 2-3 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Green chili paste – 1tsp

Green chili – 5 silted

Banana leaf – 1

Lemon juice – 1tsp

Salt – as per taste

Oil – 1tsp for paste, 1cup for deep frying



  1. Wash and marinade the prawns with salt and lemon juice for 10 – 15 minutes.
  2. Cut the banana leaf into square pieces big enough to make parcel.
  3. Rub oil on both side of the leaf pieces and lightly burn it on the fire.
  4. Now make a paste of curd, green chili paste, turmeric powder, poppy seed paste, salt, mustard paste, oil.
  5. Now make parcels of banana leaf with 2 prawns and 2 tsp of above paste added to it. Tie the parcels with thread.
  6. Heat oil in a pan enough for deep frying. Fry the parcels gently on low flame and serve hot with rice.

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