Have you Every Tried Milk Shark? It’s a Delicacy in Tamil Nadu for Good Reason!

What is Sura Fish?

The paal sura fish or milk shark is not consumed all over the country, but it is well-loved in Tamil Nadu. According to folklore in Tamil Nadu, the consumption of milk sharks can help cure a common cold and cough and help mothers with lactation. Milk shark meat is delicate, soft, chewy, and flavourful and has a flaky texture that dissolves in the mouth. Milk sharks are seawater fish that can be found in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific regions. The recipe we have for you today for paal sura puttu originated in Tamil Nadu. 

What is Paal Sura Puttu? 

The Paal Sura Puttu recipe is common in every Tamil Nadu household. As with other South Indian dishes, this recipe makes use of minimal spices. The recipe also uses garlic and ginger which provide aroma and flavour to the dish. Green chillies and onions add depth and make it all the more enticing. The recipe also calls for quintessential Indian Ingredients like mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. With minimal spices, the natural flavour of the fish is enhanced in the sura puttu recipe.

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Here’s the Paal Sura Fish Recipe!
Paal Sura is and was one of the most important dishes of Tamil Nadu, often used as a staple or everyday food item. To date, you can find this as a side dish on any lunch menu. Slowly, this delicacy is becoming known in other parts of India. Dive into the world of sura fish with sura puttu. The recipe is easy to follow, quick, and simple. It makes for an easy and delicious side dish for lunch or dinner.
  1. Salt the fish and let it rest for 10 minutes then set it aside.
  2. Steam it for 10-15 minutes on medium flame. Once done, set it aside to cool. When the fish has cooled down, use a fork to flake it apart.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add urad dal and mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
  4. Add curry leaves along with crushed ginger and garlic.
  5. Give the mixture a good stir.
  6. Add chopped onions and saute them well for roughly 4-5 minutes, until they start to turn brown.
  7. Add turmeric and pepper powder and saute for an additional minute.
  8. Finally, add the fish flakes to the mixture. Give everything a good stir and check for salt.
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Serving Suggestions:
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