Monday, February 11, 2013

Fish Puttu made with Canned/ Tin fish /Spicy Scrambled Fish

         I love the dry and spicy scrambled fish my mother used to make with fresh shark or king fish (sura puttu). We can make this scrumptious dish with canned/ tin fish or frozen fish fillets too.
meen puttu
Fish puttu/ Spicy scrambled fish!

        If using fresh fish, we have to clean the fish and rub it with salt, cumin seeds and turmeric powder then steam the fish till it becomes flaky. Remove the skin and bones. Flake the fish and add the ground masala. Finally scramble the fish with fried onions and eggs(optional).
scrambled can fish
canned fish
scrambled fish
fish fillet
     This post is a quick version of the scrambled fish/ fish puttu. I used can/ tin fish, instead of the fresh one. This dish can also be used as a filling for fish sandwich or fish tacos.
scrambled tuna
spicy scrambled tuna!

2             5 oz- canned tuna fish / any variety of fish
15 - 20    shallots/ small onions/ sambar vengayam 
1             small- green chilli
1/2 inch   ginger
2 cloves   garlic
1 tsp        red chilli pwdr
1/2 tsp     turmeric pwdr 
1 tbs        coconut
1 tsp        fennel seed/ sombu/ saunf
1 tsp        mustard seed
2 tsp        urud dal
2 tbs        oil
1handful  cilantro/ coriander leaves   
salt          to taste       
meen puttu
Meen puttu!
1. Grind the ginger and garlic. Finely chop the onion/ shallots and green chilli, grind the coconut with fennel seed. 
2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and urud dal. When the mustard starts to pop add the chopped onion and green chilli. 
3. When the onion turns brown, lower the heat and add the rest of the ingredients, except cilantro leaves.
4. Use a fork and scramble the fish mixture till it becomes soft and dry.
5. Transfer the scrambled fish/ fish puttu to a serving bowl and garnish it with finely chopped cilantro leaves.
meen puttu
steamed fish!

           Feel free to comment, i love your feedback. Enjoy ur cooking! Have a blessed day :)