Fish Puttu

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Keralites swear by this dish. You can call it a breakfast or an evening snack, but they're usually served up for dinner too.
Fish Puttu

Fish Puttu is a traditional breakfast dish in Kerala, India. It is also served for lunch and dinner. Puttu can be served with chutney or curry. The dish has many variations depending on the type of fish used in it.

The fish is first boiled and then shredded into small pieces. The spices are mixed with the fish and then cooked to make this dish. The ingredients for this dish can vary depending on the region where it is being prepared. For example, some versions use potatoes or coconut milk to give it a slightly different taste.

Fish Puttu

Fish Puttu
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Fish Puttu Recipe

Keralites swear by this dish. You can call it a breakfast or an evening snack, but they're usually served up for dinner too.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Kerala

Ingredients for Fish Puttu

  • 200 to 250 g Boneless Fish Fillets
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Onion small, chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli finely chopped
  • few Curry Leaf
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • as per taste Salt

For Garnish:

  • handful Coriander Leaves
  • 1 to 2 tbsp Coconut grated

How to make Fish Puttu

  • Steam cook the fish fillets until it flakes easily with a fork.
  • Heat oil ain a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the mustard seeds, garlic cloves and cook until the mustard seeds begin to splutter.
  • Add the chopped onions, green chilli and curry leaves.
  • Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the shredded fish fillets, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.
  • Serve at once.


Tip: When shredding the fish, be sure to remove any small bones.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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