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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Sura Puttu

Hi friends, Today i am going to post the recipe for sura puttu. Sura ( shark ) is a type of fish variety. Being in UK, its has become very rare to get this fish. One day when i was shopping at an Indian store, i found this fish in the frozen section. So i immedietly picked one pack. It will always taste better if we could get a fresh fish. But on the other hand something is better than nothing. But even with frozen fish it tasted great. Its a very simple yet delicous dish. Everyone will love this recipe with no doubt. Even my daughter "Trisa" who is just 3 years loved this so much that she asked for more and more. People prepare this sura puttu recipe in many different methods. And i prepare it this way, and i bet you will love it. So....Here is the recipe just for you.

Ingredients :

Sura ( Shark) fish - 2 ( cleaned and sliced)
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - To fry
Onion - 1 ( finely chopped)
Green chilly - 2 ( cut length wise)
Garlic - 3 pullu
Ginger and garlic paste - 3 tsp
Salt - To taste

Preparation :

* First chop the fish and clean it very well.

* Now add the fish to the steamer and steam cook it for 15 to 20 mins.
* As i dont have a seperate steamer, i use my electric rice cooker with the steamer. So place it on the steamer tray, fill the cooker vessel with water and steam cook it for 15 - 20 mins
* Then cool it, and remove the skin off.

* Then scramble the fish very well.

* Now add the turmeric powder, salt and chilly powder and mix well.
* Now take a pan, add oil and a dd the ginger and garlic paste and fry till the raw smells disappear.

* Then add the onion, green chilly and garlic and fry well

* Then add the prepared fish to the pan, and mix well. ( Dont add water). Keep mixing it making sure it does not stick to the bottom to the pan.
* You should keep cooking unt il the fish comes out to the granted coconut texture.Thats all... The yummy and spicy sura puttu is ready.....Serve hot.


  1. Dear,
    Puttu looks delicious. I am loving it. I acquired a taste for this kind of fish puttu from my kerala neighbours.
    I have a non-food related question -> why did u name your daughter Trisa rather than Trisha. Sorry, I am just curious. It is numerology or there actually is a name like that?

  2. Thanks Cool Lassi(e) for such a quick comment. Visited your blog. You too have realy such a wonderful place. And regarding your non foodie question. Yes you are right it is purely because of numerology and astrology mixture. When my daughter was born, we were short listing name that start with the tamil word that sounds "Thee, dhe" according to astorlogy. Finally we came down to 3 names Like Trisha, diya and deepthi. Then Deepthi was ruled out. Then we ended up with two names. Finally accrding to numerology and astrology the name Trisha was suitable for her birth star, but without the the letter " H". But both Trisa and Trisha sounds same and the with the same meaning wise, desire.

  3. Sura Puttu looks so yummy... Actually Puttu is one of the traditional Kerala breakfast made with rice flour....(Steamed rice cake)Also we have this kind of fish dish called fish peera but coconut is also the main ingredients to the peera.

  4. hi Lavanya thx u stoped by :) nice to meat you ...
    ur food are very yumy and i like indian food tooo .i gona meke same :)) see u and take care and came again :) my name is anca

  5. Hi, puttu turns out great, love your step by step method, thanks for sharing...

  6. yummy simple dish.....i prepare it in a different way...well i'll try this out soon...

  7. Hi Lavanya!
    thanks for the comments! lovely puttu! the picture takes me back to India!

    kind regards,

  8. Wow so tempting and attractive puttu...

  9. Sounds new to me.Looks delicious!! Im bookmarking this recipe

  10. A very interesting dish...loved the colour...

  11. I love shark..especially the dried shark.
    This looks fabulously yummy dear..

  12. Oh yum! That looks so delicious!

  13. I have only had it in restaurants never made one by myself...looks delicious.

  14. never tried this one... entirely new to us... dish looks really good... interesting recipe...

  15. Loved ur pictorail representaton .
    nice yummy recipes
    first time here ...

  16. Hi!!! New to ur spicy blog! ;)

    Love those sure puttu! Sura is the only fish I like to eat, especially when my mum cooks it as curry or puttu! I'll forget the whole world when having that...

    Ur sura puttu is looking really awesome, wish to have some! :D

  17. First time here.. nice blog.. :)

  18. Lavanya, It looks like Vanjiram fish,,ru sure it is sura, but preparation look good and easy cheers...

  19. Puttu looks delicious & yum :)

  20. i love the combination of Puttu and spices.. so aromatic and tasty yum!

  21. wow this looks so yummy i love puttu

  22. This is entirely a new dish.... which i feel shud be definitely tried out...

  23. OMG!!!! after a long time i heard dis sura puttu... it reminds me my mother... thx for sharing yarr

  24. love it perfect color and tempting .....happy to follow you

  25. first time into your blog ..this one was most intersting one .. and congrats for the new house visit my blog too ..suggestion are required ..thank u