Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Meen/Fish Masala Puttu...step by step.

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Meen puttu or meen masala puttu again is a  quick breakfast or even dinner.  Meen/fish puttu is a traditional Kerala recipe.

Today, I am sharing meen masala puttu which is a family favorite, its simple and easy. If you have leftover fried fish then its double easy. I am showing you how to make this authentic dish with fried fish.

Sometimes, for dinner my son will butter me for meen puttu and I make with fish fry, this is an ideal quick fix for two.

 I have already posted Erachi/Meat Masala Puttu earlier; the masala for fish is almost the same; if you love erachi puttu just head over :).

Note: If you do not intend to use or do not have fried fish, just cook the fish with little salt, turmeric, and pepper, cool and de-bone it and then add it to the masala.

Today, I used pearlspot/Karimeen fry.

If you are new here and want to know how to make puttu click here and for puttu and kadala curry click here.

Just incase you are looking for ready-made puttu flour, try Eastern Puttu Podi and want to own a puttu check out the links.

The masala:
1 large or 2 small pieces fried fish: Pick the flesh out without the bones and keep aside.
Onion: 1/2 chopped.
Tomato: 1 chopped.
Garlic: 3 cloves, chopped.
Ginger: 1/3 inch, chopped.
Kashmiri chilly powder: 1/2 tsp.
Green chilly: 1/4 chopped, if your fried fish is very spicy, you can omit this.
Pepper powder: 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp.
Coconut oil: 1-2 tbsp.
Salt to taste.
1/4 cup of fresh coconut scrapings.
Few curry leaves.

1 cup puttu podi.

 I used a medium sized pearlspot or karimeen fish fry. You can use seer fish, butter fish, or pomfret. Heat a small pan with coconut oil and add chopped onion, garlic, ginger, green chilly and curry leaves. Lightly fry it for 3 to 4 minutes on low flame.

Meanwhile pick out the flesh from the fish, you should be really careful, just one bone will spoil the dish.

With the fire on low, add the chilly powder, pepper and saute for a min or two then add the chopped tomato and fry for another minute or two.

Add the de-boned fish into this.

Mix well and add the freshly grated coconut.

And mix well....the meen/fish masala is can also make ahead this and steam the puttu later.

Fill the masala in a puttu kutti/shell.....I used chiratta puttu aluminum shell.

And fill it with puttu podi and steam away. Please click here if you are new to puttu making.

Serve hot...meen masala puttu is ready!.

Check out other Puttu Recipes.


  1. Nisa fish puttu superb, love your version :)

  2. Adipoli look so yum..njan ithu try cheyyan pokuva..

  3. Terribly inviting, droolworthy puttu.

  4. Yummy it looks...Will surely try it out:)

  5. wow...gr8 one esp when u have guests

  6. Had it yesterday for dinner

    1. Nimmi, thank you for coming back with the feedback....I so happy that you enjoyed this.

    2. Actually I tried your chilly fish too, loved it's gravy so much. But I am unable to comment it there

  7. So glad I came across this blog, everything looks delicious! I love Indian food and have tried a few dishes at home myself but never seem to have too much luck. All your step by step photos make me very confident that my next try will be a success!


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