Cuisine: Kerala ,South India
Rice puttu is common breakfast eaten in South Indian States not only in Kerala but also in Tamil Nadu and parts of Karnataka. It is made in steamed cylinders of ground rice layered with coconut scrapings. Puttu is served hot with sweet dish such as palm sugars and and bananas or with curries such as dal,chickpeas and non vegetarian curries.
Traditionally it was made in bamboo logs which gives a lovely aroma.
I made it from store bought rice flour.We need a special vessel called puttu kudam which is the puttu maker.This comes in two parts .The top cylindrical part is for steaming puttu.If we don’t have puttu kudam it can be steamed in idli pot. I have bought the upper steamer which can be kept on top of cooker or pressure pan.
Rice flour….1 cup
Coconut scrapings….1/2 to 3/4 cup
Salt as needed.
Take cup of puttu flour in a mixing bowl
Add salt .Mix well.
Now sprinkle water as needed.To get a soft puttu the amount of rice flour to water ratio is important. When you hold between palms it should form lumps. When you press it should break or crumble.Break all lumps.
I keep in cooker so kept water in it and covered the pan.
Now first place the perforated disc in the cylinder.
Add 2 to 3 tbs of coconut scrapings in the vessel.
Then add puttu flour till it reaches half of the cylinder.
Then add 2 or 3 TBS of grated coconut then putting flour.
Finally finish it with coconut scrapings and cover with lids.
Place the cylinder portion on top of the pressure pan.
Water should boil
Steam puttu till you see the steam releases through the top vent in the cover.
The time taken depends on the flour.
Remove the cylindrical part from the pan and cook for 3 to 4 mts
Then using a skewer which comes with the puttu steamer and remove the steamed puttu.
Serve puttu with black kadalai curry, potato stew, banana ,moong dhal and papadam.
Hash browns a new recipe tried by me. Also a different type of snack.
Pepper powder….1 to 2 tsp
Rice flower….2 tbs
Corn flour….2 tbs
Onion powder…1 tbs. ( I didn’t have onion do added onions finely chopped).
Oil for frying
First select potatoe s which are hard.
Clean potatoes,peel skin and grate it with grater with big holes.
Wash in water for 2 or 3 times do that the starch gets removed and the water is clear.
Put 1 tsp salt and boil it for 2 mts with low medium fire.If cloudy froth appears remove it.Switch off the flame and immediately rinse it in cold water.
Now spread thegratedpotato in a towel.
Now spread the grated potatoes on a towel.
Squeese the excess water and dry it for few mts.
Put the grated potatoes,onion powder,rice flour,corn flour, pepper powder and mix well.
On a parchment paper spread the mixer and cover with another paper and roll it with roller pin.And then make itin shapes.
Next is can put in a tray spread the mixture in a tray.cut it with a cutter
Now keep in refrigerator for few hours
Again two methods for frying.I have used little butter and oil in a pan and have shallow fried it. It should turn brown. Some have deep fried which is of different taste.Many use egg to bind the ingredients.Serve with sauce.
Some skip the boiling process but squeese out the water.
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