Mackerel fish puttu (shredded fish stir fry)

5 servings
45 min
5 min
The flavors are well balanced; smooth, light and delightful.


Number of serving: 5
2 pieces Indian mackerel (about 250g/tenggiri)

1 tsp turmeric (kunyit powder)

1/2 tsp black mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 green chili (sliced thinly)

1 red chili (2 birds eye chilies - sliced thinly)

5 shallots (sliced thinly)

1/2 inch ginger (sliced into thin stripes)

1/2 tbsp lime juice

3 tbsp grated coconut

2 sprigs curry leaves (2-3)

2 tbsp oil

Salt for taste


  • Simmer fish with enough water and turmeric till soft and tender.
    Remove, cool down and flake it up.
  • Heat oil and saute chilies, shallots and ginger.
  • Add cumin and mustard seeds.
  • Stir and fry for another 1 min.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Continue to stir and fry to combine all the ingredients together (another 3-4 mins)
  • Remove from heat.


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