Chemmeen Puttu (Puttu with Prawns Masala)

Puttu and kadala curry is  an all  time favourite among Keralites. My hubby is very fond of this dish. Last time I was chatting with my sister she mentioned about making “meen peera puttu” (Puttu with fish and coconut) . I had not made that  dish before and wanted to try it out. As I didn’t have any fish in stock ,I decided to try Puttu with the prawns I had. Final verdict :  yummy!!!

For the Puttu

  • Puttu Powder (readymade mix is available)- 2 cups
  • Salt  – 1 tsp
  • Grated Coconut – 1/2 Cup

Add salt to the Puttu powder. Sprinkle water on it till moist.

For the Prawn Masala

  • Large onion sliced – 2
  • Ginger – 1” piece
  • Garlic cloves – 5
  • Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
  • Large Prawns – 15


  1. In a pan,heat oil and saute finely chopped ginger and garlic.
  2. Toss in the chopped onions and sauté till they become light brown in colour.
  3. Add the  powders and sauté again.
  4. Add the prawns , mix well and cook on low flame till done,with the lid closed

To Assemble:

  • In a puttu-maker add 2 tbsp of grated coconut.
  • Fill in half of the puttu maker with the moistened  puttu powder  and add 3 tbsp of prawn masala.
  • Again fill in with the puttu powder almost till the top.
  • Add the 2 tbsp of grated coconut again.
  • Close the puttu maker with a lid and steam it for 8-10 minutes.

P.S : Sending this as entry to Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Ria


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