Saturday, 28 December 2013

Shark Fish Puttu / Sura Puttu / சுறாப் புட்டு

This attractive fish dish is given a special lift by adding more onion and some garlic.Traditionally this dish is made with shark fish but equally delicious if other fish is substituted.
skinless shark fish pieces - 400 - 500 gm
oil - 4 -5 tbsp
mustard & urad dal - each 1 tsp
fennel seeds - 1 tsp (optional)
curry leaves - few
finely chopped onion - 500 gm
finely chopped green chilli - 4
finely chopped garlic flakes - 10-15
grated coconut - 4 tbsp
lime juice - 2 tsp
salt & pepper - to taste
chopped coriander leaves  to garnish - 2 tbsp

Steps to follow:
Rinse the fish pieces thoroughly and drain the water.

 Boil the fish pieces with one cup water for five minutes and switch off the stove, if any water left drain it. While boiling adding turmeric powder is optional. I like my sura puttu to be white in  colour, so I  didn't add turmeric powder.
 Allow the boil fish to cool for few minutes.
 When the fish cools down shred the fish pieces with fingers and remove the bones if any.
 Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed pan add mustard and urad dal, allow mustard seeds to crackle, add curry leaves. Then add finely chopped onion ,chopped garlic and chopped green chillies. one by one. Add some salt. Saute well in a slow medium flame for at least 10 - 15 minutes.
 Then add the shredded fish and mix well. Saute for few minutes till it blend well.
 Add grated coconut and fresh ground pepper to taste,  mix again. Check the salt.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and sprinkle lime juice to taste, mix and serve.
It suits well with rice ( even goes well with briyani) and chappathi. Kids would love to eat this.


திண்டுக்கல் தனபாலன் said...


Rafeeda AR said...

ah... this looks so delicious! i love shark fish, this looks like my kind of dish...

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Very easy and yummy dish.

Arthy shama said...

Sura puttu is delecious, I also heared lots of medical benefits, back at home, these were given to feeding mothers to improve lactation.