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Sura Puttu By Chef Rakesh Raghunathan

Sura Puttu

Sura Puttu is a traditional fish-based dish from Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu. Chef Rajkumar and Chef Rakesh Raghunathan bring this recipe to your kitchen.
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Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-12 Min



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    • 1 cup boiled and crumbled baby shark

    • 1/2 cup chopped onion

    • 1/2 tsp chopped ginger

    • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic

    • 1 tsp turmeric

    • curry leaves

    • salt to taste

    • 1 tsp chopped green chilli

    • 2 tsp grated coconut


  1. 1

    Heat a tsp oil in a pan and add ½ chopped garlic, ½ chopped ginger, 1 tsp chopped green chilli, few curry leaves, ½ cup chopped onion and roast it well.
  2. 2

    Now add 1tsp turmeric powder, 1 cup boiled and crumbled baby shark, salt and cook for 3 to 5 mins.
  3. 3

    Garnish it with grated coconut. Sura puttu is ready to serve now.

Sura Puttu, or fish scramble, is made using baby shark. In Tamil, a shark is called sura, and Sura Puttu is a rustic coastal dish and is a part of Tamilian cuisine.

The baby shark is cleaned and boiled in water and salt and deskinned. It is then crumbled and cooked with onions, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and other spices.

Sura Puttu is incredibly tasty and goes well with rice and rasam.

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