Thursday, January 15, 2009

Health mix Puttu

Puttu and kadala curry is a typical Kerala breakfast dish and I never got to eat it until my marriage. I just loved it the first time I tasted it and this puttu became one of our favourites and being one of the easiest ones to make i had no problems at all. The only requirement is the puttu maker for perfect puttus. But one can use a thali as well. I usually made normal white rice flour puttu. Lately when i came across Sharmi's blog at Neivedyam i got to know there are many varieties too and luckily I got the Double Horse Brand Puttu flour and tried my hands on health mix puttu and it really tasted great. I have not made any major changes at all. Sharmi's recipe is here.

Ingredients:
Health mix puttu flour - 2 cups
Freshly grated coconut - 1 cup
salt - 1 tsp
sugar - 1tsp

Mix the puttu flour,salt and sugar well. Sprinkle little quantity of water on the flour mixture and mix. Keep sprinkling water until the flour mixture seems to be moist but not doughy. As sharmi said Check for doneness by taking some flour in your hand to make a fist and see if the flour holds together. This means the mix is ready to get steamed.
Heat the bottom pot of the puttu maker with half the water in it. Meanwhile Sprinkle little grated coconut on the bottom of the puttu cyclinder. Spread moist flour on it followed by the grated coconut. Continue layering till the cyclinder is filled finishing with a coconut layer. Cover the puttu vessel with a lid and steam for 10 minutes.

When done, remove the lid and push the puttu with a help of a round rod(which comes along with a puttu maker) onto a serving plate.
Serve hot with kadala curry or chutney or bananas

This dish goes for the event MBP: Easy Breezy Breakfast Event which was started by Coffee of the spice cafe

8 comments:

sowmya said...

looks nice and delicious...

SriLekha said...

i too use to prepare it at home!

Chitra - spicelover said...

nice Posting poonam.Looks yumy....

Happy cook said...

I love puttu and kadala curry.
My hubby dislike them with a passion, he calls it bomb ;-)

aquadaze said...

I have never made puttu, tho I love it! Yours looks so delicious poonam. hope to see you on my blog sometime!

Aparna said...

This one of our favourites for Sunday breakfasts.

Yasmeen said...

a unique breakfast for me,sounds very tasty:)

easycrafts said...

Thats so tempting..thanks for participating