Sura Puttu/Shark Puttu/Shark scramble curry/Sura Meen Puttu

Sura puttu is my favorite dish. This is my mom recipe again. Sura puttu is very good for breast feeding mothers, to increase a breast milk. This is an easy way to make kids to eat a fish like puttu form. You can prepare it with any fish fillets, but shark fish only gives an exact taste to fish puttu. There is two kind of sura, 1. Paal sura and 2. Buffalo skin sura. Paal sura will give soft fillet after you cooked. In Buffalo sura you will get less fillets and rough skin too. So take care while buying sura from market.

Prep Time : 15 mins       Cooking Time : 30 mins


Shark fish : 500 gms

Onion : 500 gms Chopped

Garlic : 10  Chopped finely

Ginger : 2 inch chopped finely

Green chilly : 2 chopped

Coriander leaves : handful chopped

Turmeric powder : 2 tsp

Kuzhambu milagai podi : 2 tsp

Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp

Oil as required

Salt to taste


  1. Clean and wash fish. Boil water in a pan with 1 tsp of turmeric powder. Allow shark fish to cook in boiling water till it gets cook and opaque.
  2. Carefully remove fish from water, allow it to cool completely. Separate the meat from the skin and bones. Scramble it with your fingers. Mix it with salt, turmeric powder and kuzhambu milagai podi with scrambled fish, set aside.

3. Start chopping onions, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves and green chilies. Heat oil in a skillet or heavy bottom pan, crack some mustard seeds. Then add chopped ingredients.

4. Once onion turns golden brown, add scrambled fish fillet, toss well. Keep on medium low heat to cook evenly. Cook until shark fillet to turn golden brown in color.

Serve it with white rice, sambar and rasam. You can simply mix with white rice also. 


  1. Adding equal amount of onion, will make puttu flavorful.
  2. Before scrambling fish fillet, squeeze out excess water, it will make puttu in dry consistency.
  3. If you cook sura with water, it will take long time to cook with water or it will be in sticky consistency.

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