Friday 5 April 2013

Sura Puttu Recipe/Shark Puttu Recipe - Tamil Nadu Special Sura Puttu

Sura Puttu/Shark Puttu is a very simple and famous dish in South India. This is one of my mom’s best recipes and I always follow the same without any modifications. It is my all time favorite. Puttu  is one easy way to get the kids to eat fish. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Mutton RecipesFish Recipes and Chicken Recipes here.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…


Paal Sura/Shark
500 gm
Turmeric powder
1 tsp
Ginger & garlic paste
1 tsp
3 big finely chopped
Green chillies
8-10 finely chopped
Garlic cloves
15 – 20 sliced
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Curry leaves
Red chilli powder
2 tsp (adjust to taste)
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Lemon juice
1 tsp
Black pepper
10 – 15 crushed
As needed
2 tsp finely chopped
1 ½ tbsp
Preparation Time: 15 minutes                               Recipe Category: Side Dish
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes                                Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India
Author: Priya Anandakumar 


Cut, wash and clean the sura. Now add enough water to sura in a pan, add turmeric powder, ginger& garlic paste, salt and cook for about 5 to 10 min.

After it cools down, peel the skin, remove the bones and get the meat part alone and make it to crumbles as shown in the photo.

Heat oil in a kadai, add cumin seeds and curry leaves and sauté for 20 sec. Now add the onions, green chillies, garlic cloves and sauté it changes to golden brown.

Now add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and mix well. Now add the crumbled shark, salt, cilantro and mix well.  Be careful when you add salt, because you have already cooked the fish with salt. Now cook until the moisture goes away.

Finally add the crushed black pepper, lemon juice mix well and switch off the stove.

I used the black pepper powder instead of the crushed pepper.

Meanwhile do check out other interesting Mutton RecipesFish Recipes and Chicken Recipes here.

Yes yummy sura puttu is ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. i used to have this some time back,they are quite tasty

  2. Its been a while i prepared this puttu,love with hot piping rasam rice.

    1. With rasam, that was exactly our lunch today, thanks priya for the comments...

  3. Awesome mam.. Awesome.. I also love this with rasam sadam... Great work.. U got sura in London?? Miss them..

    1. Thanks Chitz, We don't get fresh but frozen in the Indian Store...

  4. The puttu looks delish Priya. I'm yet to experiment with shark...may be I will get it the next time I visit the store :)

  5. Finally i add grated coconut to this puttu,wish to have some rite now...

    1. Thanks dear, I will try adding coconut the next time...

  6. you are teasing us vegetarians with this kind of dish.

  7. It has been ages since I had this lovely sura to try,this weekend...:)

  8. Sura puttu looks delicious.

  9. Love this dish Priya.. Wish to have it right now... Please collect your Liebster award from me,

  10. Lovely puttu,Priya!! :)

  11. Mum's recipes are the best because its prepared with taste and plenty of love. I can see outcome as per your pic and this is also one of those I can't resist.

  12. Thanks to you priya... was searching for this recipe... it looks delicious ....:)!!

    1. Thanks a lot Akshaya for stopping by and letting me know... keep visiting for more recipes...


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