Seafood is one of my top pick for any day of the week. Especially fish of any kind definitely twice a week… Though puttu with fish is very common in Tamil Nadu and Kerala… Shark hash / Shark puttu / Sura puttu is most popular among them….this is one fish which I miss a lot here in US, use to enjoy them often back home… amma gets these fresh paal sura/ baby shark from local fish mongers, makes this spicy fish puttu which taste out of this world with simple sambar or rasam sadam. Though this recipe suits for most of the fatty fishes like salmon, king fish, tilapia, tuna… I’ve always liked sura and this year I get to enjoy some of it during my stay in Chennai, India…. Straight from my amma’s kitchen comes spicy sura puttu recipe…
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|Baby Shark / Paal Sura / Fatty Fish||500 grams (about 4 to 5 thick chunks)|
|Onion||1 cup chopped|
|Garlic||6 cloves (lightly crushed)|
|Green Chilli||2 long (slit open)|
|Turmeric powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|Red chili powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|Coriander powder||1 teaspoon|
|Salt||3/4 teaspoon (or to taste)|
|Mustard seeds||1/4 teaspoon|
|Cumin seeds||1/2 teaspoon|
|Fennel seeds||3/4 teaspoon|
|Curry leaves||10 leaves|
|Fresh Grated coconut||1/4 cup|
|Ingredients for cooking and cleaning the shark|
|Turmeric powder||1/4 teaspoon|
|Salt (preferably rock salt / kallu uppu)||1/4 teaspoons|
Clean fish thoroughly using little turmeric and rock salt.
Boil in water with remaining salt and turmeric from table-2 (About 5 minutes over medium flame) Switch off and drain all the water and keep the fish pieces aside to cool a bit. Discard the bones and lightly mash and scramble the flesh.
Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and salt to the shark hash.
Now scramble again by mixing all the powder with it and keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadai, temper with mustard seeds, cumin, fennel seeds and curry leaves. Add in chopped garlic, onion and slit open green chili. Fry them till lightly browned.
Add in the prepared shark hash to the onion mixture and saute for few minutes.
- Serves 3-4 adults
- Avoid buying mature shark, it will be too strong.
- Paal Sura or Baby Shark is rarely seen in US but are available fresh in most coastal areas in India, do try this dish with that variety of fish.
- You may also use other fatty fish if you don’t find shark. Try the same recipe with Salmon, Seer, Tilapia, Tuna, Halibut..even Shrimp will work.
- Any Shark fish is usually very strong in smell, washing them with little rock salt and turmeric powder will get rid of them.