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Kachki Maancher Paturi / Ganges river sprat in Leaf Wrap

Kanchki maancher paturi is a hot and delicious leaf wrap recipe. This fishes are tiny in size(max 3 cm) without any scale meaty and with very delicate bones. It is also known - Cutwaal-alise / Godhae in Oriya , Nattholi/ Nethallu/ Nethelli in Southern part of India, Ganga river-sprat or Ganges river sprat or Hamilton's corica in English ,Gangesbrisling in Danish (dansk) , Korika indická in Czech (česky), Guramaanch or taki maanch in Bangladesh . Scientific  name Corcia soborna. It has similarity with white bait and silver anchovies. This recipe taste best when you keep the heat on high note but keep it that level you can handle . This is a delicious hot recipe to be relished with hot steamed rice during lunch. I am giving you step by step procedure with pics of this recipe . I am sure you will love it.

Preparation time : 15 minutes 
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves  : 4 

Ingredients :  
200 grm kachki maanch / Hamilton's corica
8 fresh lau / lauki/ dhudhi or ghiya/ bottle gourd leaves
½  tsp turmeric powder
6 to 8  hot dry red chilly ( or to taste) soaked in warm water for half an hour
4 onion  chopped 
½  cup mustard oil  
salt to taste 

Methods Of Cooking :
These fish are most hazard less fish. Just bring the fish and wash it well. Now marinate the fish with little salt and turmeric powder . Keep aside for 10 minutes.

Now make a fine paste with onion red chilly and salt.

Marinate the fish with this red hot paste.

 Soak the gourd leaves in little salted water for 30 minutes to make them soft. Then place them flat on a plate.

Take each leaves and in the middle place a big spoon full of marinated fish.

Now fold the leaves as a parcel.

Heat oil in kadhai. Then place this parcel . Fry well both sides.

Kanchki paturi is ready have this hot delicacy with hot steamed rice.

Happy Cooking!


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