Flaked Fish Puttu


Canned Fish is available all round the year. Flaked tuna or salmon is readily available in cans for an easy dish, that can be eaten as a salad or a side dish with rice or rolled up in a pita. In Tamil Nadu its commonly called Fish Puttu, my husband’s favorite dish, is made of steamed, flaked fresh shark.


  • 2 cans of drained,flaked Tuna (water packed)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 5 pods of garlic finely chopped
  • 3 green chillies, chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Place the drained tuna in a bowl and flake them with a fork.
  2. Add oil to a hot pan. Throw in the onions, garlic and chillies.
  3. Add salt and saute. When the vegetables are cooked, add black pepper and saute for a minute. Add tuna and mix well.
  4. Close the pan and cook it on medium heat for 3 minutes.
  5. You can add sweet peppers, grated carrots and any other quick cooking veggie of your choice