Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Puttu - Kerala Steam Cake with banana


I used red rice flour for making this reddish puttu which is easily available in market nowadays .
Things needed:

Puttu flour (chambavu ari puttu podi) - 2 cups
Grated coconut - 50 gm
salt - 1/2 tea spoon
Water - 3/4 cup

Banana sliced
Grated Jaggery ...( yes I use grated jaggery with it...its soo tasty & makes the puttu special)

Preparation method :

If you are using dessicated coconut then allow it to soak in water now.

Dissolve the salt into the water.
Take the flour in a vessel. Pour some water into the flour . Try making small lumps using hand.

Also add 2 spoons of coconut with it.

The flour will be like in the picture.

You need to have the puttu maker apparatus for steaming puttu .

There is a long story how I got this puttu maker ..
After I shifted with my partner we tried lots of ways to steam cook puttu using different things ..
The first puttu maker's bottom was curved , which is unsuitable for our flat Cooking herd.. So it cant sit properly when the water boils simply starts jumping & I have to hold it tightly to cook ... Also the steam escapes from the apparatus.

Then we tried with a Sieve ..the puttu either didn't cooked on the top or cooked too much in the bottom.

I even tried the vegetable steamer to make my favorite puttu .

Finally seeing all these pain my mom-in law got me one from India.


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