Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mackerel Fish Puttu (Shredded Fish Stir Fry)

Fsh puttu "may-may-may" have originated from Kerala and very popular among the Indians. Fish puttu is so loved as a side with sambaror rasam  and cabbage stir fried with dal. Indeed for the wholesome meal and finger licking goodness. Fish puttu may sound like a mirror cracking dish but you can make this version because I've clearly explained. Fish either steamed or simmered, flaked and stir fried with spices, grated coconut and curry leaves. The flavours well balanced without the fishy smell - smooth, light and delightful.

2 pieces (about 250g) Indian mackerel/tenggiri
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 green chilli - sliced thinly
1 red chilli/2 birds eye chilies - sliced thinly
5 shallots - sliced thinly
1/2 inch ginger - sliced into thin stripes
1/2 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp grated coconut
2-3 sprigs curry leaves
2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Simmer fish with enough water and turmeric till soft and tender.
Remove, drain off water. cool down and flake fish up.
Heat oil and sauté chillies, shallots and ginger.
Add cumin and mustard seeds.
Stir and fry for another 1 min.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Continue to stir and fry to combine all the ingredients together (another 3-4 mins)
Remove from heat. 
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  1. colorful and tempting pics... this can be done with any type of fish akka? so simple recipe...

  2. Your food always look so tempting. Delicious.

  3. This is really tempting. Give me a rice & my meal is perfect

  4. Looks so awesome and delicious dear ...yummy !!

  5. Can this be done with any kind of fish? Thanks for explaining what puttu means, I've been seeing the recipe all over but never got it until now. Seems like a great new way to enjoy fish.

  6. Looks like a great dish for fish lovers
    Keep in touch

  7. Sambhar is my fav navi...evetything looks yum ...

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  8. My all time fav puttu and yours look very tempting and delicious....

  9. I have tried the shark puttu and I love it. Never tried on with Mackerel... looks delicious Nava

  10. We call it meen thoran other than that the recipe is same. So nice to see yet another Kerala recipe here.

  11. Your clicks look great!! The recipe seems to be very healthy!!

  12. Such a vibrant colour, it really emphasises the flavour of this stir fry :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. I am wondering why I have never heard of this delicious dish! Shredded fish stir fry would be excellent for my boys...without the spice though:-( They are still getting a hang of spices. But I am surely hungry looking at these pictures.

  14. My mom use to make it I just love it, It taste great with rasam.

  15. I love the idea of having flaked fish. I'd love to try this soon.:)

  16. wow, looks good! I never try this dish before.

  17. Yummy food & love the fish Puttu. I usually making minced mutton & chicken Puttu.

  18. Delicious stir-fry and lovely color, fantastic recipe!


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