Spicy Fish Puttu – thought it would be an easy to make something with so few ingredients but ended up taking more than an hour coz I had to make sure that there are no stray loose bones in the fish flakes..

Recipe from Fish and Chicken Dishes by Tasty Cooking

Serves 4


  • 1 kg fish  (e.g. ikan yu or mackerel)
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt or to taste
  • 5 dried chillies, cut into small pieces
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 60 ml water


  1. Clean and cut fish into cubes. Season with turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt.
  2. Boil fish  in water for 15 mins. Drain and remove flesh from bones.  Make sure that there are no stray bones in the fish flakes.
  3. Mash flesh till fine.
  4. Heat oil over medium heat. Add in cut dried chillies and mashed fish, stirring for 5-7 mins till it dries up.
  5. Put in curry leaves and serve immediately.

We had the Spicy Fish Puttu with Readymade Punjabi Choley, which was given and recommended as delish by Khim, a girlfriend of mine in Malaysia and white rice.. 😛

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