Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Puttum pazhavum/kerala steam cake/puttu

Puttum pazhavum/kerala steam cake/puttu by {deepapraveen very busy with work..back soon


How are you? Finished your breakfast/lunch/ dinner? Me..not yet..missing my mom a  lot now a days..and I lost my phone. what to do..need something to cheer me up.  So I thought I will post a recipe and browse your wonderful blogs.
From my archive I got this puttu picture I prepared few days back.

Puttu, is it a dish which is filled with mom"s love??? I always wonder.
There is a reason for that.
One of my favorite movies in malayalam is called Soorya manasam.  It tells us about the strong relationship of a mom and her mentally challenged son, "putturumees." The central character played by mamootty (for that he won an award) has only two passions in life one is his mom and the other thing is Puttu. There were quite few emotional scenes the movie which connects this white cylindrical shape break-fast item and a mom"s love, care and concern. Well dears, coming to business. 
What do we need?

Raw rice = 2 Cup.

Grated coconut = 1/2 cup.

Water/milk= To sprinkle.

Coconut powder= 2 table spoon.

Salt = 1/4 spoon.

Jeera powder= 1/2 tspoon (optional) .

1.Sock the rice for 3 hours. Leave it to drain. Spread it in a cloth or kitchen tissue and drain it well. Then grind it to make a fine powder.

2. Cook the rice powder for 5 minutes,keep on stirring. Then remove from heat. (You can avoid this two steps, by using ready made puttu powder, which is available in Asian shops).

4. Mix coconut powder, 1 t.spoon grated coconut and salt to the rice powder.

5. Sprinkle water/ milk to this mixture and make the powder wet. (It should look like a bread crumbs sort of mixture). If the bread crumbs sort of powder is wet and moist enough. We can transfer that to a puttukutti/ Puttu maker.

6. Put two table spoons of grated coconut + jeera in the puttu maker then add the prepared rice mixture and put two table spoons of grated coconut on top of it.
( You can put grated coconut in the middle of the layer if you want, since Mr.P is not a huge fan of this coconut mixture I avoid that middle portion filling).

7.Close the lid and steam to 4-5 minutes. (or you can see steam coming out of the puttu kutti after that an extra 2 mnt is enough).

P.S If you don"t have a puttu maker you can use a vegetable steamer layered with cloth.
You can also you an idali maker.

Best combinations for puttu:

1. Puttu+ meat stir fry( Irachi ularthiyathu)+ pappadam.

2.Puttu+pappadam+Banana/Steamed plantain.

3.Puttu+pappadam+ Ghee( Cleared butter).

4. Puttu + Kadala Curry : channa curry (all time fvrt of a mallu).

5. My recent Invention. Puttu + chocolate sauce+ Banana.

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raji said...

Hi deepa ..nice recipie ,but getting a puttu maker is a set back for me.Lazy to go searching..I make the other rice balls which can be steamed in a rice cooker.It's similar to this,but doesnt' have a powdered consistency as puttu has.I love the puttu and chana curry I used to have in Kerala.

Deepa Praveen said...

@raji thanks for the feed back, oh yes it is very hard to get a puttumaker if we are away from home country. Luckily I got one now, before I used to prepare this in idalli thattu.

? said...

A traditional favourite!

Padhu said...

What a beautiful picture! Your picture tempts me to have puttu right now

Dimah said...

That looks wonderful and interesting!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment!

aipi said...

Nice authentic recipe..perfectly done!

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TipsNDeals said...

nice recipe...this recipe is new to me...thanks for your lovely comment on "Khurma" and following me..

Ila said...

puttu s awesome and looks classy...
Happy to follow ur tempting space )

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Used to eat loots of sticky rice when I lived in Bangkok. Now you made me miss it!

Vidhya said...

Deepa,Puttu looks awesome.Pictures are beautiful as usual.

Vidhya said...

Deepa,Puttu looks awesome.Pictures are beautiful as usual.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Owh...I love puttu with banana! I'd always pester my Mom to make this for me! I'm just good at eating it..

Can you give me some too :)

Thanks for stopping by at love2cook!

Deepa Praveen said...

Thanking you friends

Jaisy James said...

hi deepa thanks for ur cmnts in my blog. i m very happy to gt a malayalee bloger. [puttu looks yummy and this is my fav also. happy to follo0w u.

Rani acharyulu said...

I love this traditional Puttu savory.I learn this recipe from my lovely kerala friends.It is looking super delicious.Thanks for visit my blog and nice comments.

sanjeeta kk said...

Puttu looks soft and fluffy. Thanks for connecting :)

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Rajani said...

heavenly puttu,

Asha said...

I am here for the first time... went through a lot of your pages n have to say your photos are really good...and your outlook about day to day matters worth reading!!!

sojo said...

Hey,,,, nice blog!!! how come I missed it all thIS WHILe...dont know!! so from now, will be ur faithful follower.... again, loved ur space!!!!

kaveri said...

Thanks for visiting my space. You've got a lovely blog space too. Love your clicks. Puttu and pazhams look tempting.

Rachu said...

hey, the puttu looks awesome..
i am so bad at mixing the rice flour.. so it never comes out rt.. will try ur way

Carol said...

Gorgeous photos. It looks delicious, a recipe I am totally unfamiliar with.

Sarah Naveen said...

Deepa!!!! pass me that now....drools!!!
what is with us and puttu...???
so perfect and yumm!!

thepickyeater said...

thanks fr visiting my blog ! happy cooking....u have some awesome photos!

Vimitha Anand said...

I love this combination any time... That has come out so very well

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