Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spicy Fish Puttu (Flakes)

Another recipe of mine on how to make fish puttu (flakes), different then the previous one, known  similarly as "Fish Puttu".   This time its more on a spicy taste with fish curry powder as well as other different ingredients.added inside. As stated in my previous recipe, the best choice of fish will be the shark but you can also try with Indian Mackerel (tenggiri).  A lovely fish dish which I normally served with either plain rasam, egg rasam, lemon milk rasam or crab legs rasam.

To Prepare The Fish
450g shark(sura) fish
1 tbsp grounded/blended ginger
3 cups water

Other Ingredients
1 medium size (abt 60g) tomato - chopped
2 tbsp fish curry powder (or as preferred)
1/2 tbsp turmeric/kunyit powder
6 shallots - sliced
5 garlic - sliced
3 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 tbsp lemon/lime juice
4 tbsp canola oil
salt to taste
Add the fish, ginger and water into a pot and boil until fish becomes soft and cooked.
Drain the water out and let it cool down before flaking into smaller pieces, discard the skin and the bones.
When oil is heated, add all the ingredients inside and fry over low heat. 
Keep doing so for about 20 mins until the fish becomes brown and crunchy looking. 
Once this is done, remove from heat.
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  1. Fish puttu .. Great dish which is done with shark fish love it !!

  2. Very interesting recipe Nava... Anything that's crunchy is always to my liking....;) Thanks for sharing.:)

  3. looks yummy!! I love spicy food!!

  4. Fish puttu reminds me of my favorite Kerala puttu and kadala.

  5. oops! now i know what is puttu! silly me! :D

  6. I suppose you can have with others too, bread, roti canai etc.

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

  7. Oh yum, this looks divine! I love this dish! Funnily enough, as much as I love South Indian food, I never had it, growing up in Sing & M'sia! First time was a few years ago here in the UK, at a South Indian restaurant - go figure! xx


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