Rice Puttu: How to make Kerala style Rice Puttu recipe

2017-02-01
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  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m

Kerala style Rice Puttu recipes:

Puttu is also called as Arisi Mavu Puttu, Ariputtu in chiratta kana, Kerala style Ari Puttu and Rice puttu. Puttu is certainly the most healthy, delicious, tasty and yummy breakfast dish of Kerala and is Kerala’s traditional breakfast. Kerala food at its best is definitely puttu. Rice Puttu is almost served with kadala (black chickpeas/kala chana) curry, Moong dal curry, Cherupayaru curry, Potato stew, meat curry, pappadam, sugar and fish curry or fish molee. It is also relished with ripe banana or jackfruit.

Puttu is also a light yet healthy filling breakfast that takes very minimum time and efforts to make. Whenever anyone ask me for food recommendations while they travel to Kerala, I will tell them puttu recipe because like the puttu you get in Kerala is unmatched anywhere else. And the fresh coconut that we get in Kerala will add all the difference in dish in terms of freshness, taste, flavour and make wonders. Of course, it’s is also popular in Sri Lanka (often served with sambal) and some other parts of Tamil Nadu where it is layered with meat or fish curry and rarely with kadala curry.

Therefore, the process of making puttu at home is so easy to prepare. Even bachelors also can prepare this dish quickly. Hence, the key secret behind the softness of Rice Puttu is the moisture content of the rice flour. You should not add too much or too less water.

Puttu can be steamed using a puttu maker (a steamer in cylindrical or dome shape) or else it can also be prepared with Idli plates or a coconut shell and then steam well in a pressure cooker. Traditionally we use to prepare puttu with rice flour, it can also be prepared using wheat flour, ragi (finger millet), oats etc.

Ingredients

  • Puttu flour/Roasted Rice Flour - 1/2 Kg
  • Water as required
  • Salt as required
  • Scrabed Coconut - 1 Cup

Method

Step 1

Take ½ kg of rice flour, add salt as required. Mix it well. Slowly add lukewarm water. Mix it will with finger tip. Mixture should be crumble.

Step 1

Step 2

Take some mixture and hold it in your palm. The mixture retain it shape, but the mixture should soft and little dry. This is right consistency. Grate coconut. Maximum use freshly grated coconut then frozen one.

Step 2

Step 3

Take puttu maker, add a layer of coconut and then add flour mix. I use small puttu maker, it fit for pressure cooker. If you use large puttu maker means, repeat the same process till steamer full. (alternative layer of coconut and 2 fistful flour).

Step 3

Step 4

Dont tight press the fillings. Heat water in puttu maker or pressure cooker. Place the puttu holder on it.

Step 4

Step 5

Cook it for 10 - 15 minutes, Let it gets cooked, Nice aroma and steam come out. Remove the puttu from puttu maker.

Step 5

Step 6

Repeat the same with the remaining flour and coconut. Keep puttu in a casserole or any container that will maintain heat. Our tasty kerala rice puttu is ready to serve with kadala curry.

Step 6

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