Tuna Puttu


1 1/2 cup puttu podi
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 cans of tuna
1 big onion, finely chopped
2-3 green chillies, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small tomato, chopped
1/2 -3/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp oil


  1. Open the cans of tuna, drain away the water and keep it aside.
  2. Mix the puttupodi with little salt and add water little by little to the puttu podi till it becomes wet/ moist and mix thoroughly without any lumps. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion and garlic and saute well till onion turns transparent.
  4. Add chopped green chillies and tomato and saute well till tomato becomes soft and mushy.
  5. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt and mix well for a minute.
  6. Then add the drained tuna, mix well and cook for 6-8 minutes. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame.
  7. To prepare the puttu, take a chiratta puttu maker and layer it with 1 tbsp grated coconut first, then the tuna masala and then add puttu podi.
  8. Then top it with another layer of tuna masala and some grated coconut.
  9. Fill pressure cooker/ puttu kudam with 2-3 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  10. Place the puttu maker on top of it and steam cook for 5-7 minutes or until the steam starts coming out from the top of puttu maker. 
  11. Remove it to a plate and serve hot…

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