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Shredded Fish Dish (Fish Puttu)

Shredded Fish with Grated Coconut

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Best done with good fishes like Seer fish,Hamour fish fillets,etc,.This Fish preparation is called Fish Puttu in Tamil and popular dish in Tamil Nadu.Tastes so good that u can have it alone or with rice and curry.Try this at home and post ur responses.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 250 gm hamour fish fillets
    • 2 big onion -chopped fine
    • 1/2 cup grated coconut
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 whole red chillies(optional)
    • 2 tsp ground spice of (2 green chillies+1 tsp jeera+1/2 tsp saunf+1 sambar onion+1 garlic clove)
    • few curry and coriander leaves
    • 1 1/4 tsp salt + 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tbsp refined oil


    1. Wash the fish fillets and boil them with turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt for 12-15 mins. When done,drain the water and wash them with cool water.Drain it and shred the fish pieces,removing fish-bones and pulse it once in Mixer-Grinder.
    2. Heat oil in a kadai,saute onion,red chillies and curry leaves.
    3. Add the shredded fish ,ground spice mix ,chopped coriander leaves and salt.Stir this for 4-5 mins.
    4. Add grated coconut and mix this well for 2-3 mins.
    5. Serve this hot with rice and dhal curry or Tamarind Kuzhambu or Garlic Kuzhambu.



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