(South Indian )Fish Puttu (Shredded Fish fry)


I adopted this recipe from my aunt near my native place Tuticorin. This is south Indian style fish puttu or shredded fish stir fry. This is traditional Kerala dish with the addition of scrambled egg. 
This is very easy to make and tastes awesome. You can try using chicken and prawns in this recipe. 

You Need:

Fish ( I used sheela fish) - 1/4 kg
Onions - 5 to 6 nos (Finely chopped)
Chilli powder - 2 to 3 tsp ( As per required spice level)
Curry leaves -  a handful
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds (Vendhayam) - Pinch
Turmeric powder - pinch
Salt - To taste
Oil - To fry
Coconut powder - 3 tbsp (Optional)



Boil the fish in non stick pan with enough water for 3 to 5 min. Dont overboil. Just enough to shredd the fish into pieces. You can use the remaining water (stock) in your fish curry.

Remove the outside skins and bones if any. Keep aside.

Take a kadai, add oil. Once heated, add mustard, fennel seeds and curry leaves in order. Salute each for a min. Then add the finely chopped onions, salt to taste. Fry till it turns golden brown colour. Add the chilli powder and salute well. Once the mixture is cooked and blended well, add the shredded fish pieces and stir well. In the last stage add coconut powder if using and salute for a min.

Once the fish pieces and coconut(if using) are blended well with the masala, switch off the flame.

This fish stir fry goes well with any kinda rice or as appetizer.

Truly a yummilicious appetizer and different fish recipe. 

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