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Chanar Paturi (Cottage Cheese cooked in Banana Leaf - Bengali Style)

Chanar Paturi (Cottage Cheese cooked in Banana Leaf - Bengali Style)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 20


Serves 5

  • 200 gms. paneer, mashed

  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut

  • 2 tbsp. mustard

  • 10-12 cashew nuts / 2-3 tbsp. poppy seeds

  • 2 green chilies

  • 2 tbsp. yoghurt, well beaten

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

  • 3 tbsp. mustard oil

  • 1-2 extra fresh green / red chilies

  • 2-3 banana leaves or as required


  • 01

    Grind the cashew nuts, mustard seeds, green chilies and coconut to a smooth paste. Mix along with yoghurt, salt, turmeric powder, 2 tbsp. mustard oil, coriander leaves and paneer.

  • 02

    Heat a tawa / pan and place the banana leaves on them for a few seconds on both sides. This will help it to become more pliable so that it can be easily folded without breaking.

  • 03

    Place some of the paneer mix in the centre along with a chili and fold them. Tie with a string and keep aside. Do the same with rest of the paneer mix.

  • 04

    Heat the remaining oil in a pan and gently place all the folded banana leaf parcels. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.

  • 05

    Carefully flip them over and cook the other side too till done. Enjoy with hot steamed rice.

  • 06



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