Mar 8, 2013

Puttu/Steamed Cake

A yummy n easy Kerala breakfast item..could be made from Rice flour/Wheat flour/Raagi flour and Maize flour family's fav is Maize flour one :)),which is very very easily available here in Tanzania(one of main cultivation here).

Cholam puttu/Maize Steamed Cake
Maize flour - 2 cups
Water - as required
Grated Coconut - 1 cup

Method :-

maize flour n salt
moist maize flour

Roast maize flour..till you get that sweet not change color.Keep aside and let it cool.
Pour water in a puttu pot and let it boil on medium heat.
Take a bowl ,put the cooled maize flour into it..add salt.
Take water in a glass and add little water at a time and using your hands..crumble the flour.(flour should be moist ..not dry)

Puttu maker
 Now take 1 tbsp of grated coconut and drop it in the puttu maker followed by 3 tbsp of prepared maize flour mix then again 1 tbsp of coconut and again 2 tbsp of maize..fill it alternatively till you reach to the top.Put on the lid.
Puttu Maker on heat
Place it on the pot(where water is boiling)..steam cook it for 10 min or until you see steam escaping thru the lid.Njoy it with Kadla Curry/Chickpea curry or sugar n Banana :)

If you don't hav the puttu maker can prepare it in your idli sanchas..just drop lil coconut in sanchas and then moist maize flour and steam cook for a few min :))

Same process you can prepare any type of puttu..rice/raagi/wheat...

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