Meen Puttu, aka Fish Puttu. What is Meen Puttu? Meen Puttu is basically fish simmered alongside turmeric powder and salt, thereafter shredded/flaked and stir fry with the customary or must have Indian ingredients. Of course when we refer to Indian cooking (Indian Spiced Salmon
& Indian Fish Curry
), chillies, spices and curry leaves are part and parcel of our cooking, and for meen puttu, we add fresh grated coconut. Pretty much that is the food cooking lingo for Meen Puttu and if you are asking me, I must admit there are other varieties to this fish dish which, do I have repeat myself is a popularity amongst us Indians? Furthermore, sura or shark (Sura Meen Kuzhambu/Shark Curry
) is usually the choice, but nothing should stop you from using any other firm fish and even for the Kerala (Tuna Thoran
, Malabar Fish Curry
& Kerala Fish Fry
) or Sri Lankan style (Sri Lankan Coconut Gravy
) Meen Puttu, the ingredients are more or less similar. For my version, I opted for tenggiri/Indian mackerel which by far you shouldn't discount against for the outcome of a crumbled and a role play of the favourite Indian tastes Meen Puttu (Tandoori Salmon
, Fish Head Curry
, Bengali Fish Curry
& Meen Kulambu
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 from heat, drain off the water and flake up the fish after cooling down.
Heat oil and sauté chillies, shallots and ginger.
Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
Stir and fry for for a minute.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Stir and and fry to combine all the ingredients.
Remove from heat.
What a great idea for mackerel.ReplyDelete
colorful and tempting pics... this can be done with any type of fish akka? so simple recipe...ReplyDelete
Your food always look so tempting. Delicious.ReplyDelete
This is really tempting. Give me a rice & my meal is perfectReplyDelete
Looks so awesome and delicious dear ...yummy !!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Looks like a great dish for fish loversReplyDelete
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My all time fav puttu and yours look very tempting and delicious....ReplyDelete
I have tried the shark puttu and I love it. Never tried on with Mackerel... looks delicious NavaReplyDelete
We call it meen thoran other than that the recipe is same. So nice to see yet another Kerala recipe here.ReplyDelete
Your clicks look great!! The recipe seems to be very healthy!!ReplyDelete
Such a vibrant colour, it really emphasises the flavour of this stir fry :DReplyDelete
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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.ReplyDelete
My mom use to make it I just love it, It taste great with rasam.ReplyDelete
I love the idea of having flaked fish. I'd love to try this soon.:)ReplyDelete
wow, looks good! I never try this dish before.ReplyDelete
Yummy food & love the fish Puttu. I usually making minced mutton & chicken Puttu.ReplyDelete
Delicious stir-fry and lovely color, fantastic recipe!ReplyDelete
One of my favorite fish to eat and so versatile delicious recipeReplyDelete
That's quite interesting!!ReplyDelete
Fish Puttu is my comfort food with Rasam anytime..Lovely Share and looks so delicious!!ReplyDelete
Fish puttu is my all time favourite... luv this recipeReplyDelete