Friday, June 19, 2009
How to make Puttu (Steamed Rice Flour Cake) ?
Puttu is a very tasty and tummy filling breakfast from Kerala. Made out of rice flour, it is cooked with the help of a Puttu maker. Puttu maker is a steamer which is cylindrical in shape. Instant puttu mix is also available these days. The more the coconut is used the more tastier. Puttu goes well with kadala curry as its side dish.
Raw Rice : 2 cups
Shredded Coconut: 1/2 cup
Elachi powder/ cardamom powder : 1 tsp
sugar : 1/4 cup ( according to your sweet level)
salt : 2 tsp
water : To sprinkle
1.Soak the rice for three hours.
And leave it in a strainer and let it drain or if u have a thin cloth spread the rice in it or spread it in a plate.
3.When it’s dry grind them in a mixer to get fine flour.
4.Heat the powder in a pan for 5 minutes and keep stirring it while it’s heating.
5.Cool the fried powder.
6.Now add salt in some boiled water.
7.Sprinkle this water into the rice powder and gently fold the rice (don’t add lots of water).
8.Make sure the rice is in powder form and not in dough .
9.Now steam the rice flour in idli cooker ( put a thin muslin cloth in the idli cooker plate and put the rice flour in it).or you can use puttumaker instead of idli plates.
10.After that its done remove from heat and transfer it to a bowl.
11.Add sugar, shredded coconut and elachi/cardamom powder and mix it well.
12.Now!!! Get ready to gulp;)…….Serve it hot……
Serve with Kadala curry, Pappad, Cooked green gram, Banana and Sugar (and in the above picture, it is payaru curry and not kadala curry)
This is for lunch ;-)