Puttu is a traditional Kerala breakfast which is made of rice and coconut steamed in a long kuzhal or tube like thing. Usually it is eaten with channa or kadala curry. Children eat this with Nenthiram banana.
|Puttu podi||– 1 cup|
|Water||– ½ cup or as required|
|Salt||– as required|
|Grated coconut||– ½ cup|
- Take the puttu podi and salt in a big vessel.
- Add water little by little and mix together till it is crumbly.
- Keep aside for about 10 mins.
- Take the mixture in the hand and make a ball. It should be able to hold that shape and when you break it should be crumble nicely.
- There should not be any lumps in the mixture, if so then break the lumps with hands.
- Take a Puttu maker or puttu kudam and fill the half of the kudam with water and boil.
- Insert the perforated disc to the kuzha.
- Now first put 2 tbsp. of grated coconut, then put about 4 tbsp. of puttu maavu then coconut and puttu maavu alternatively and coconut on top and close the lid.
- Steam this by placing on puttu kudam for about 7 to 8 mins.
- You can see high steam coming out of the puttu lid after 2 to 3 mins.
- Then remove the puttu and serve with kadala curry.