Tuesday, 12 August 2014

I want to give a best recipe as aim posting in my blog, after a long time, and was thinking what could be the best to give my readers, i decided something which is tasty and simple to make as well, and then i ended up making a fish puttu you may also call it as a “Meen Podimas”.I never tried it before but thought to give out a try as my bf is a big fan of it. You could make the same recipe with the crab as well, and that will taste good as well, but may find a little hard time, for breaking the crab shells and removing the meat from it, and so i made it with fish.

You can prepare it with any variety of fish of your choice, i made it with the fillets of tilapia which i got from the supermarkets, if you don't get it as a fillets, then you can go with the skin, but after the fish is steamed make sure you remove the bones,skins from it. I picturised serving it in a banana shaped cone just to look good, and so do not get confused if you need to make it in the same way.Hope you all like the recipe and look forward for your feedbacks as you always have done :)
 


Ingredients:

  • Any Fish (Preferably Tilapia fillets)- 5 nos
  • Large Onion- 1 finely chopped
  • Garam Masala- 1 Tspn
  • Fish Masala(optional)- 1 Tspn
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/4 Tspn
  • Coriander Powder- 1 Tspn
  • Ginger Crushed- a small lemon size
  • Garlic Crushed- 5 Pods
  • Green Chilies- 4 Nos
  • Coriander Leaves- a bunch
  • Coarse pepper powder- 1 Tspn
  • Cumin Powder- 1 Tspn
  • Oil- 2 Tspn
  • Salt- To Taste
  • Mustard Seeds- 1/2 Tspn
  • Cumin Seeds= 1/2 Tsp
  • Curry Leaves- Few

Method:

  • Clean the fish fillets with water and steam the fish pieces ( i used idly cooker for it).After its fully cooked keep it aside.Let it cool.
  • When you are able to handle the steamed fish, shred it by hand and keep aside.
  • In a separate pan, add oil, when it becomes hot add the mustard seeds,cumin seeds and curry leaves and after a minute add the chopped onion,green chilies, crushed ginger and garlic pieces and sauté well until everything combines well.
  • Add all the powders listed in the ingredients with salt and sauté well until the masala smell goes from it.
  • Now add the shredded steamed fish to this and give out a stir and combine everything well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, Its ready to serve with hot rice or chappathi


Tips:

"You could replace the fish with the crab as well. However the process remains the same.

Adjust the spice powder as per your spice level, if you need more spicy you could use chili powder as i used the pepper powder instead as i don't want to change the color of the recipe.

Steaming the fish is good than boiling the fish in the water, as steaming gives better taste than boiling it separate.

Onions and other ingredients should be chopped finely to get a fine texture of the putt."




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