Fish Puttu

Fish Puttu

This recipe can be done with left over king fish (Vanjaram).The recipe for King fish fry can be found here.


  • Fish – 1 cup + 1/2 cup (shredded into small pieces using hand.Remove the thorns and skin)
  • Oil – 9 Tsps
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Onions – 1 cup + 1/3 cup (chopped)
  • Turmeric powder – less than 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 6
  • Salt – very less because the fish contains salt.
  • Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp or more
  • Cilantro – for garnishing.


  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. After the mustard splutters, add the cumin seeds followed by the onions,curry leaves and turmeric powder.
  • Wait till the onions turn golden brown.
  • Add the shredded fish and cook for 5 mins on medium flame.
  • Stirring occasionally .
  • Finally add very little salt if necessary and some pepper powder.
  • Turn off the stove and granish with chopped cilantro leaves.

This dish tastes great with dal and rasam.


2 thoughts on “Fish Puttu

  1. Nivitha says:

    Hi Uma
    nice recepies but fish puttu the fish should be more smashed ie onions and fish should not be differentiated by looking at it .The fish should have been roasted more.All the other
    recipes are excellent.

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